Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ Category

BLUEBEARD 5

BLUEBEARD 5, the sole remaining RH-53D survivor of Operation EAGLE CLAW There is a rare and unique helicopter that sits vigilant as a gate guardian at the Wrightstown Gate of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) in New Jersey. However, the very existence of this helicopter and how it become displayed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New […]

Grumman’s Long-Serving C-2A Greyhound Will Be Retired This Decade

U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound arrives aboard an aircraft carrier somewhere in the Pacific. Photo by Dion Makowski The Grumman C-2A Greyhound was developed from the E-2 Hawkeye AWACS during the 1960s. More than five decades later, the final examples of this venerable aircraft carrier-borne transport are slated to be retired … around the type’s 60th […]

OCEANA 2019 – ANOTHER GREAT AIR SHOW!

Editor’s note: Here’s Bill Sarama’s full feature article bout this year’s NAS Oceana Air Show… which includes a warbird report… Six (6) Airplanes! Not Really! Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach held its annual Air Show for 2019, on Saturday and Sunday, September 21st and 22nd and everyone had a fun time even though […]

Grumman Cats Review

Last Cat Standing, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat Grumman Aircraft Engineering began its run as an aviation powerhouse at the end of the Great Depression, in 1929. Sixty-five years later, it was merged into the Northrop Corporation in 1994.  Known for designs that primarily served the U.S. Navy and its’ aircraft carriers during its six and […]