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thanks for posting...smell so good to see those old birdies.....the good ol days....
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thanks for posting...smell so good to see those old birdies.....the good ol days....
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You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoy them. Here are some more for your viewing pleasure.







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These are just awesome, Eddie. Thanks for taking the time to scan and share them here.
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I've been able to sit down and get a few more scanned. Merry Christmas to all!







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More great stuff! I think it's so great to see shots from people who were there. Thanks for sharing these, but, more importantly, thanks for serving our country!!
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Nice Eddie, great to se pictures from the coalface.

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Great shots and thanks for posting. I've seen missing refueling doors on F-14s before, but I thought that they were mainly removed during OIF/OEF. Did the door get snagged on the basket often?
I think the earliest incident of a door departing the jet was when Grumman was flying the demonstrator over to Iran.

As for what they were looking at...a thumbs up from the weight board operator relaying the "launch" signal from tower since they're the only ones up there with a RAT?

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Awesome pics. Thank you!!!

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How much do folks wanna bet that yellow ADB stashed up on the coaming went whizzing by the B/N's helmet during the cat stroke...

(or in other words, ask me how I know)
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I think the earliest incident of a door departing the jet was when Grumman was flying the demonstrator over to Iran.

As for what they were looking at...a thumbs up from the weight board operator relaying the "launch" signal from tower since they're the only ones up there with a RAT?

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Thank you.

Ah, the RAT. Thanks for that reminder. From what I remember, they were looking for the green rotating beacon on the island and for those wearing the RAT, would have heard the go for launch from Pri-fly.
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The real question is, what the hell are they doing flying with the ADB and -76's?

The only time we flew the ADB's is when we where going x-country somewhere, never on a regular sortie.

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I'm glad y'all are enjoying these photos and your welcome.

Since this is about the USN, I thought I'd add some photos of what makes carrier aviation possible.

The Ranger from when I was still stationed on the Midway



The Midway when I was stationed on the Ranger. This was part of a photo ex in the Persian Gulf withe the Midway, Ranger, TR, and America. It was the largest display of naval firepower since WWII.



The TR from the same photo ex



The America.

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The Midway and TR with me on the Ranger



the aerial photo of the group from Midwaysailor.com

http://www.midwaysailor.com/midway1990/midway-014d.jpg

I took this one from a C-9 headed out of North Island on my way to a party.., er I mean the AB symposium in JAX. In order L to R, CV-61, 63, 62.



The Indy running drills off North Island while I was on the beach drinking a frosty cold adult beverage. HA!

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Here are a couple of incidents I was involved with on the Ranger.

The first one is a Tomcat going over the side because of a malfunction in the arresting gear that let the wire play out all the way out over the side after the bird went into the water. The crew was recovered with minor injuries due to the ejection. This happened right in front of me. I was the Crash&Salvage lince supv at the time. It looked like every other recovery I'd seen before until the Tomcat didn't slow down and went over the side. The next thing I saw was the canopy come up and then both seats came up. The crew landed in the water and my crew went and secured the wire to the deck with tiedowns in hopes that if it retracted, it wouldn't injure anyone around. We stopped flying for the rest of the day for a safety stand down. Little did we know what going to happen two days later....



This is what the socket of the wire where the CDP attaches looked like after the incident.


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