Tag Archives: USN

Seahawk on Display

The visitor that came the longest distance for Heli Fest is probably the MH-60S that the US Navy sent from North Island NAS down on Coronado Island near San Diego.  They had needed one fuel stop to get there with … Continue reading

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Vampires Out in Daylight

Tucson International is a place I was expecting to shoot F-16s of various nations.  I had not expected to see any Super Hornets.  However, the Navy had other plans.  A couple of VX-9 Vampires jets were detached and carrying out … Continue reading

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The Camera Might See But Autofocus Doesn’t

And I could barely see much myself!  We were on the ramp at Moffett Field for the arrival of Solar Impulse.  There was some time to wait while we were out there.  As I looked around, I thought I could … Continue reading

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Parade of Ships

I have mentioned the LCS ship that was part of the Parade of Ships for Fleet Week. It was one of several warships to take part in the parade. Most were US Navy ships but there was also a Coast … Continue reading

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USS Coronado LCS

As a small boy, my Gran would take me to Portsmouth each August for Navy Day. We would spend a day walking around the dockyard and getting on to various warships to see what they were like. This was a … Continue reading

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Sneak Pass

I have seen a large number of displays by the Blue Angels over the years.  Their display is a good one generally (although the ground portion is a little time consuming in my opinion).  The sequence does not vary much … Continue reading

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Nemo the Seahawk?

A few years ago I was on a visit to NAS Fallon. As part of the visit we headed to the hangar used by the local search and rescue unit. They were just in the process of transitioning from the … Continue reading

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Castle Air Museum

It’s quite strange to think that I live about 90 minutes from a major air museum but have not been to it since moving here. Such is the case with the Castle Air Museum in Atwater CA. Located on the … Continue reading

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My First Poseidon

The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is not a new plane. In fact, it first flew in 2009. Why is it, then, that I have never seen one in flight before? I have seen them on the ground at various times. This … Continue reading

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NAS Whidbey Island

The day before the ISAP Symposium kicked off, there was a smaller field trip to NAS Whidbey Island.  Located on an island (surprisingly enough) north of Seattle, it was a bit of a journey to get there with a bus … Continue reading

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