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CVW-11: flight gear in action

Nov 03 2009

Following the post about the patches I took on board the USS Nimitz during my visit on Oct. 18 and 19 (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/cvw-11-patches/) some readers and visitors of this site requested me to upload some pictures of the flight helmets and ...

USS Nimitz's flight deck panorama

Nov 02 2009

Images obtained by stitching respectively 8 and 6 pictures taken on board on Oct. 19, 2009.

CVW-11 patches

Oct 31 2009

The following patches were among those worn (and sold) by the crews of the various squadrons of the CVW-11 aboard USS Nimitz during my recent visit. The CVW-11 composition was: 100 VFA-41 F/A-18F 200 VFA-14 F/A-18E 300 VFA-97 F/A-18C 400 VFA-86 ...

Nimitz by night

Oct 30 2009

The following pictures taken from the Vulture’s Row, the narrow balcony on the ship’s island, don’t give the exact idea of the darkness that surrounds an aircraft carrier at night. The flight deck is illuminated by a soft sodium-vapor light ...

Flying to/from an aircraft carrier with a C-2 Greyhound

Oct 27 2009

After my recent visit on board the USS Nimitz, many readers of this site asked me to describe a flight on the C-2 Greyhound COD (Carrier On-board Delivery) and in particular the trap landing on the flight deck of an ...

Compressor stall…in the worst case scenario (part 2)

Oct 25 2009

In the previous post “Compressor stall…in the worst case scenario” I explained what a compressor stall (or surge) basing on a picture I took aboard USS Nimitz. I uploaded an image within that post that I created by merging two ...

Military Aviation

Apr 20 2018
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Apr 18 2018
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Drones

Feb 28 2018
Photos shot from UFO Seekers allegedly show unknown, triangular object interacting with two U.S. Air Force F-16s. But it’s p...
Feb 16 2018
One of the RQ-4B Global Hawk drone converted into EQ-4 has logged 20,000 flight hours operating as a “flying gateway” ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Apr 19 2018
Accident Investigation Focuses on CFM56-7B Engine. Navy P-8A Uses Same Engine. Media around the world is acknowledging Southwest A...
Apr 16 2018
Unofficial Sources Say F-22 Acting as Adversary at NAS Fallon Had Flame-Out. A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 3rd Air Force W...

Rogue States

Apr 21 2018
AFCENT Changing The Narrative About the Strikes and Weapons Used in Syria. U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) made an unusua...
Apr 16 2018
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