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Why it's good to be in Naval Aviation

BusyBee604

St. Francis/Hugh Hefner Combo!
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Sat and read this entire thread at work on Friday, needless to say no work got done.. These are some awesome stories and I cant wait for the career change into Naval Aviation so I can share some stories of my own one day!
Yo, lotsa good stories & other info on AW, check PM!:)
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https://www.facebook.com/USNavyBlueAngels/videos/1168101542527/

Hopefully you don't need to be logged in to Facebook to view– wasn't sure how to embed the video– but the perspective of this maneuver is amazing. I know it's old and there's other Double Farvel videos out there, but this is far and away my favorite.
Just saw the Blues perform here in Oregon last Saturday-- always a good time! Here's another rad one from a practice run in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii:

 
I forgot all about this thread! It motivated me way back in 2006 when I was med down recovering from shoulder surgery. Now 11 years and 7 PCS moves later, I'm on my way to a fleet DH tour in a Rhino squadron, having managed to stay in the cockpit the entire time and fly numerous types of aircraft along the way. It's been a hell of a ride, and it's not over yet.

Stay with it, new guys. Despite rumors to the contrary, there still are good times to be had in Naval Aviation. It's not easy, but it's worth it.
 

brownshoe

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I forgot all about this thread! It motivated me way back in 2006 when I was med down recovering from shoulder surgery. Now 11 years and 7 PCS moves later, I'm on my way to a fleet DH tour in a Rhino squadron, having managed to stay in the cockpit the entire time and fly numerous types of aircraft along the way. It's been a hell of a ride, and it's not over yet.

Stay with it, new guys. Despite rumors to the contrary, there still are good times to be had in Naval Aviation. It's not easy, but it's worth it.
Some really fantastic people posted in this thread.
 

Griz882

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A Great Time: I was four years old, maybe five...my father put in in the seat of his FJ4 Fury. I remember still the dizzying array of instruments the stick, but mostly the smells of Jet A, canvas, and well, naval aviation. Even greater, twenty years later I strapped into my own grey bird (helicopters in my case) and every damn smell was the same!
 
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