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Enjoy the 2020 cruise video from VAQ-130 Zappers. The squadron is part of Air Wing 3, based at NAS Whidbey Island and fly the EA-18 Growler. In August 2020, the squadron returned from its 206-day deployment aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower. The deployment broke the record for longest deployment without hitting a port. VAQ-130 … Continue reading VAQ-130 Zappers 2020 Cruise Video
Enjoy the 2013 Cruise Video from the VFA-154 Black Knights. The Black Knights fly the F/A-18F Super Hornet, and are stationed at NAS Lemoore. They are part of Air Wing 11. This video is quite long, and contains footage from their participation in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
On December 7, 2020 the aviation community lost a legend of the industry. Chuck Yeager was an Ace fighter pilot in World War II, a historic test pilot, author and even had some acting experience in movies and TV commercials. When I was growing up, I idolized Mr. Yeager. He was larger than life and … Continue reading Remembering My Time With An Aviation Icon: Chuck Yeager
The 2018 Brantford Community Charity Airshow took place on August 29, 2018 at the Brantford Municipal Airport. 2018 had several notable changes, including the name and partnership with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM). Mother Nature did not want to cooperate very well, with low ceilings, dark skies and a complete downpour at the climax … Continue reading 2018 Brantford Community Charity Airshow
Feature photo by MC3 Ashley M.C. Estrella. Enjoy the 2020 cruise video from VAW-123 Screwtops. The unit is based out of Naval Station Norfolk and deploy aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as part of Carrier Air Wing 3.
Feature photo above by U.S. Navy photo by Lt. JG Douglas Spence. Enjoy the 2018-2019 cruise video from VFA-102 Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks currently fly the F/A-18F Super Hornet out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and are one of the forward deployed Super Hornet squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 5. The squadron regularly deploys aboard … Continue reading VFA-102 Diamondbacks 2019 Cruise Video
Below are photo highlights of the military themed airshow the weekend of June 30 – July 1, 2018. The event technically hosted a traditional airshow as well several days later, with some variation of the performers. This was my favorite show at Battle Creek in several years with a large variety of aircraft and performers. … Continue reading 2018 Battle Creek Field Of Flight Airshow
The 2018 Airshow London took place on September 7-9 at the London International Airport. This year’s show was memorable for the number of aircraft participating as well as the weather. As you will see below, the various types of aircraft present were impressive. The total amount of aircraft were around 70, and the show was … Continue reading 2018 Airshow London
VFA-41 Black Aces 2018-2019 Cruise Video
Enjoy the 2018-2019 cruise video from VFA-41 Black Aces. The Black Aces currently fly the F/A-18F Super Hornet out of NAS Lemoore, and are one of the more iconic squadrons in the US Navy.
VFA-41 CAG Jet
I was able to see the VFA-41 CAG jet while attending the 2019 NAS Lemoore airshow. It was impossible to get a quality photo of the jet due to the placement, but I was able to capture both sides of the tails, which was the only deviation from the standard USN gray paint scheme.
Unlike some squadrons who keep the CAG jet painted similarly for several years, the VFA-41 CAG jet paint scheme has already been redone for 2020. I am eager to see it in person or at least in their next cruise video.
In August, 2018 I had the opportunity to take a ride on the Yankee Air Museum’s B-25D Mitchell. This ride was special in several ways, and it was something I had been dreaming about doing since I was a kid. This specific aircraft was likely the first flying “warbird” I ever encountered. I first saw … Continue reading My Ride In Yankee Air Museum’s B-25D Mitchell “Yankee Warrior”
Enjoy the 2019 cruise video footage from the oldest squadron in the US Navy, the VFA-14 Tophatters. This video also celebrates the squadron’s 100th anniversary. The “Lids” are based out of NAS Lemoore. My interaction with the Lids Centennial Jet I was fortunate to see the Centennial CAG and XO jets while at NAS Lemoore … Continue reading VFA-14 Tophatters 2018-2019 Centennial Cruise Video
Enjoy the Deployment 2020 cruise video from VFA-32 Swordsmen based at NAS Oceana. The squadron flies F/A-18F Super Hornets. This video has great HD in cockpit footage and lots of vapes!