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The Yellow Peril

10 January 2018

 

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N Canary “Yellow Peril” (a nickname derived from the fact of not getting flight qualified in this trainer the cadet was imperiled)—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N Canary “Yellow Peril”—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

This aircraft is suspended within the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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Wildcat En Suite

9 January 2018

Full scale diorama of a Grumman F4F Wildcat being serviced on a Pacific isle during World War II—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

This full scale diorama is in the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Full scale diorama of a Grumman F4F Wildcat being serviced on a Pacific isle during World War II—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Operation Deep Freeze—next to the S Pole, Scott + 44 years

8 January 2018

 

US Navy Douglas R4D “Que Sera Sera” as she looked on 31 Oct 1956—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Operation Deep Freeze was Man’s first return to the South Pole since Royal Navy Captain Robert Scott first arrived there in 1912. Rear Admiral Dufek commanded the operation with Lt Commander Gus Shinn piloting the “Que Sera Sera” as they landed at the ~10,000 foot high South Pole. Take off was assisted by JATO with four bottles used to aid the aircraft in getting unstuck, leaving a bare four for use above the prescribed 30 knots and barely leaving the Antarctic surface. Well done!

Starboard side ski on the Que Sera Sera—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Distinguished Astronaut John Young has passed

6 January 2018

John Young served in the US Navy but is best known for his 42 years with NASA which included: two Gemini missions, two Apollo missions (including three moon walks) and two Space Shuttle missions. He was known to wear the airplane—he was that good.

John Young (L) and Micheal Collins (R), the crew of Gemini X—NASA image

Apollo X with John Young as Command Module pilot landing in the Pacific Ocean—NASA image

John Young, Commander of Apollo XVI, on one of his three moon walks—NASA image

John Young, Commander of Apollo XVI, on one of his three moon walks—NASA image

STS-1 with the Columbia’s and the Space Shuttle’s, maiden flight with John Young as commander—NASA image

Eurocopter Puma resupply

5 January 2018
Somewhere in the Arabian Gulf recently a Eurocopter Puma on lease to USN from EP Aviation resupplies another vessel USMC image Staff Sgt Bobby J. Yarbrough

Somewhere in the Arabian Gulf recently a Eurocopter Puma from EP Aviation resupplies another vessel—USMC image Staff Sgt Bobby J. Yarbrough

040717-N-2805L-115 Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) July 17, 2004 - An SA330J Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) picks up cargo to be delivered to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Lilliana LaVende (RELEASED) For more information go to: http://www.cffc.navy.mil/summerpulse04.htm

This SA330J Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) picks up cargo to be delivered to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)—U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Lilliana LaVende

 

Falcon under Perfect Light

2 January 2018
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flies in support of Forceful Tiger Jan. 28, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan. The 18th AGRS, which opened Aug. 24, 2007, provides challenging, yet realistic threat replication training in order to prepare Air Force, joint and allied aircrews for potential aerial combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron taking off near Okinawa Japan—U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Maeson L. Elleman

Happy New Year!

31 December 2017

Happy New Year!—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft