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Circa 1987

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January-February 1987 "...Tracing Squadron Lineage - Page 22 to 26 - Naval Aviation News - January-February 1987..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1987/jf87.pdf [20OCT2004]

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Circa 1984

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July-August 1984 "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 37, 38 and 40 - Naval Aviation News - July-August 1984..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1984/ja84.pdf [17OCT2004]

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Circa 1983

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May-June 1983 "...Naval Air Tags - Page 46 to 49 - Naval Aviation News - May-June 1983..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1983/mj83.pdf [17OCT2004]

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Circa 1981

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-92 1981-1991. In forerunner RTU-92 1972-1974, "flying" the SP-2H. Use word "flying" loosely in regards to that old bird. Checked my logbook; in 18 months flying the P-2, logged 20 hours total. We usually came back early with the gear jammed or something on fire ("I've got it, sir!" he yelled, beating at the flames with his flight jacket..."). Fire bottles didn't work; hell, NOTHING aft of the cockpit worked. I did my Navigator NATOPS check flight shooting the sun to the Canadian border and back. Not a single piece of nav gear worked except the sextant. The Navy had just formed the P-2 reserves and there was zero money appropriated by Congress for it, and it showed. Five emergencies on my flights in eighteen months. Pieces of the airplanes used to drop off. Squadron patch should have been TFOA...One guy made a landing at a turf strip in NH. Hit so hard he broke the fuselage across the top from wingroot to wingroot. When he flew back to NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, it "wouldn't trim up." Didn't discover the damage until the postflight. They don't make 'em like that anymore! Used to tell the new guys the relief tubes were the intercom ("Push it up right against your lips and talk REAL LOUD!") Heh. Heh. Navy humor. Once in the P-3 version of VP-92, things got strictly by-the-NATOPS. Really did a lot of flying. Went just about everywhere in Europe and the Atlantic. Whenever we went on active duty, we'd really beat-up the active duty crews we relieved on station. The average active duty crew had a PPC with maybe 800 P-3 hours, a TACCO with 700, and a Nav with 400 hours. I flew with the same crew in VP-92 for 10 years. The PPC had 4,400 hours in P-3s, I had, 3,000, and my Nav had 2,000. It was no contest. So many memories (many of them embarrassing, but buy me a drink and I might talk). I really miss the Navy and naval aviation. Greatest bunch of people you will ever meet or have the privilege of serving with..." Contributed by K. B. Sherman asa66@charter.net [27JAN98]


Circa 1980

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November 1980 "...Squadron Insignia - Naval Aviation News - November 1980..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1980/nov80.pdf [12OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September 1980 "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 3, 29, and 31 - Naval Aviation News - September 1980..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1980/sep80.pdf [12OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1980 "...Change-Of-Command - Page 30 - Naval Aviation News - August 1980..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1980/aug80.pdf [11OCT2004]

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