by Steve on April 18, 2007

of uniform structure or composition throughout.


MOUNT FUJI, Japan (April 12, 2007) – Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 perform a formation flight in front of Mount Fuji. CVW-5 is embarked aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk operates from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)

Not at all like it used to be. The various missions of the air wing have evolved over the years and so has the technology while the platforms have merged. Won’t be too much longer before dash 3 looks very similar to 4 through 7. The LSO’s must be getting a tad tired of the monotony behind the boat – no more Intruders, Whales, or Turkeys to spice things up in the pattern. Only a few Prowlers and Vikings left to break up the swarm of Bugs and in another year or two they’ll be gone as well. On the up side, I guess the platform doesn’t empty into the safety net nearly as often anymore. 😉

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Skippy-san April 19, 2007 at 3:25

At least the right kind of airplane is leading.

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