Tuesday, October 20, 2015

USS Midway (CVA-41) 1971


I was looking for some old pictures today and found my album of pictures taken on the USS Midway (CVA-41) in 1971. So I scanned some of them I took of flight operations in the Gulf of Tonkin. And, here they are.

The first one is of me, AMH1 Roberts, in 1971.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Top Ten U.S. Fighter Jets

The Washington Post has selected what they consider the top 10 fighter aircraft and posted the following pictures and rankings on their web pages.

Here are the pictures and the Post's rankings..

 1:  Raptor
 2:  Lightning II.
 3:  Eagle
 4:  Falcon
 5:  Nighthawk
 6:  Hornet.
 7:  Thunderbolt (Warthog)
 8:  Harrier
 9:  Tomcat
10:  Phantom II

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Tuscaloosa, AL

These pictures were taken of aircraft on display at a Tuscaloosa, AL military memorial in a shopping mall parking lot, 10-8-15.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Black Aces Tomcat

Great picture of this Navy Fighter Squadron Forty-One Aircraft.

It’s armed with simulated Phoenix, Sparrow and sidewinder missiles. Internally it has a 20mm Gatling gun.

Click on the picture for a larger view. 


Saturday, March 3, 2012

F4B Phantom II == VF-151

In the early 1970's (1970 - 1973) I was serving with Navy Fighter Squadron 151. We were assigned to the USS Midway (CVA-41) and made two extended cruises in support of our country's efforts in Viet Nam. Here is a picture of a four aircraft flight of VF-151 aircraft over Mount Fuji.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota

Ellsworth Air Force Base is located 10 miles east of Rapid City, it’s the home of the 28th Bomb Wing.

We got a few pictures of flight ops and drove out and looked at the flight line.

You can click on any of the pictures to make them larger and start the slide show.

These pictures were taken while browsing around in the indoor facility.