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June 1995 Naval Aviation News Magazine

June 1995 Naval Aviation News Magazine

Flagship Publication of Naval Aviation
Oldest U.S. Navy Periodical, Volume 77, No. 4, May—June 1995
RAdm. Brent M. Bennitt
Director, Air Warfare
U.S. Naval Test Pilot School-50 Years
of Pushing the
Envelope 22
Published by the Naval Historical Center
under the auspices of the Chief of Naval Operations
Capt. William T. Vance
Acting Director, Naval Historical Center
Cdr. Mike Lipari
Director, Naval Aviation History and Publication Division
NAS Sigonella:
Hub of the Med 10
Plane Captains ... Takin' Care of
Business 16
Hank Caruso's Aerocatures Sketch-book—USNTPS 50th Anniversary . • • 20 TAMPS—Windows on the Future . 26 Naval Aviation in WW
II—
Technical Developments 30
Flight Line 1
Grampaw Pettibone 2
Airscoop 4
Naval Aircraft: FJ 18
ANA Photo Competition 29
People—Planes—Places 36
Professional Reading 40
Flight Bag and Change of Command IBC
COVERS—
More than half of the major aircraft types assigned to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in its 50-year history are shown in this Aerocaturesim "fly-by" by Hank Caruso. Aircraft depicted are: 1 PBY-6A, 2 FM-2, 3 F4U-4, 4 SH-34G, 5 F7F-3, 6 F9F-5, 7 T-1A, 8 S-2A, 9 UH-1E, 10 OV-1A, 11 TF-8A, 12 F4D-1, 13 C-54Q, 14 U-6A, 15 AD-5N, 16 CH-46E, 17 T-39D, 18 T-28B, 19 TA-4F, 20 TA-7C, 21 OH-6A, 22 T-2C, 23 NU-1B, 24 UH-60, 25 T-38, 26 X-26A, 27 F/A-18B, 28 AH-1G and 29 P-3.
Staff
Cdr. Russ Jowers Editor
Sandy Russell Managing Editor
Charles C. Cooney Art Director
Wendy Karppi Associate Editor
J02 Jerry Knaak Assistant Editor
J02 E. Blake Towler Assistant Editor
Associates
Harold Andrews
Technical Advisor
Cdr. Peter Mersky, USNR (Ret.)
Book Review Editor
LCdr. Richard R. Burgess, USN (Ret.)
Capt. R. Rausa, USNR (Ret.)
Contributing Editors
Naval Aviation News (USPS 323-310; ISSN 0028-1417) is published bimonthly for the Chief of Naval Operations by the Naval Historical Center. Editorial offices are located in Bldg. 157-1 Washington Navy Yard, 901 M Street, SE, Washington, DC 20374-5059. Second-class postage is paid at Washington, DC, and additional mailing offices. The Secretary of the Navy has determined that this publication is necessary in the transaction of business required by law. Funds for printing have been approved by the Navy Publications and Printing Policy Committee. The use of a name of any specific manufacturer, commercial product, commodity or service in this publication does not imply endorsement by the Navy. Photographs are U.S. Navy unless otherwise credited.
Publication Policy: Naval Aviation News considers for
publication unsolicited manuscripts, photo essays, artwork
and general news about aircraft, organizations, history
and/or human endeavors which are the core of Naval Avia-
tion. All military contributors should forward articles about
their commands only after internal security review and with
the permission of the commanding officer. Manuscripts will
be returned upon request. Feature articles accepted for publication may be submitted on a diskette in Word Perfect 5.1. For further guidelines on submissions, contact the Managing Editor at DSN 288-4407/8/9 or (202) 433-4407/8/9; FAX (202) 433-2343.
Subscriptions: Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, 710 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20402-9375. Phone: (202) 512-1800. Annual price: $10 U.S.; $12.50 foreign.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Naval Aviation News, Bldg. 157-1 Washington Navy Yard, 901 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20374-5059.

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