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Spring 1982 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

Spring 1982 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

VOLUME 10, NUMBER 1, SPRING 1982

©1982 all rights reserved

On the Cover

LTJG Al Francher in his F9F-8P Cougar of VFP-61 Det C flying from USS Shangri La (CVA-38) was photographed over Hawaii in 1958 by CDR Bo Masek.

Table of Contents : Air Plan

  • BRIEF
  • FROM THE CATWALK,
    Peter Kilduff
    • "Where Are They Now?"
      Charlie Bolka and Barrett Tillman
  • LAUNCH
    • "If We're Not Here, They Don't Go—Flight Deck Crew"
      Story and photos by Bill Powers
    • "Tailhook Salute to the Gang on the Roof"
      Photo essay by Bob Lawson
    • "Aerial Reconnaissance for the Fleet"
      LT Doug Campbell, USNR-R and Bob Lawson
    • "The Recce Hornet"
      Ralph Pruitt, McDonnell Douglas
  • AT MARSHAL
    • "Rough Raiders at Yuma"
      Story and photos by Bob Lawson
    • Command Changes
  • MANNING THE SPARE
  • RECOVERY
  • IN REVIEW
  • WAVEOFFS AND BOLTERS

About the Publication

The Hook is published quarterly by The Tailhook Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to foster, encourage, develop, study and support the aircraft carrier, the carrier-based aircraft and aircrew of the United States of America and to educate the public in the aircraft carrier's appropriate role in the Nation's defense system.

Views expressed in The Hook are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policies of The Tailhook Association or the United States Navy. Printed in U.S.A. Bulk-rate postage paid at Bonita, California. Copyright ©1982 by The Tailhook Association. All rights reserved.

Subscription for The Hook is included in the $15.00 annual membership in The Tailhook Association. Regular Membership is open to anyone who has made a carrier landing as a pilot or air-crewman. Associate Membership is open to anyone having the background and interest to support the goals of the The Tailhook Association, as stated above. Ordinary subscriptions are also available.

THE TAILHOOK ASSOCIATION
Membership /Administration
P.O. Box 40
Bonita, CA 92002
(714) 479-8525

  • PRESIDENT : CAPT Thomas A. Stanley, USN
  • SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT : D.S. Laird, CDR, USN (Ret)
  • VICE PRESIDENTS
    • CAPT T.C. Wimberly, USN
    • Thomas J. Kane, Jr.
    • Robert H. Thompson
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    • F.A.W. Franke, Jr. CAPT USN (Ret)
    • D.S. "Diz" Laird, CDR USN (Ret)
    • CDR Rod Knutson, USN
    • LCDR John P. Wrynn, USN
    • LCDR Gregory A. Cassady, USNR
  • ADVISOR, NAVAL AVIATION MATTERS : James D. Ramage, RADM USN (Ret)
  • EXECUTIVE SECRETARY : Ron Thomas
  • GENERAL COUNSEL : R.E. Gallatin, CAPT USN (Ret)

CORPORATE MEMBERS

The following corporations exhibit their strong support of Naval Aviation through their membership in the Tailhook Association:

  • Air Fuel Corporation
  • Beech Aircraft Corporation
  • Beech Aerospace Services, Inc.
  • Cubic Corporation
  • General Dynamics/Convair Division
  • General Dynamics/Pomona Division
  • General Electric Company-Aircraft Engine Group
  • Grumman Aerospace Corporation
  • Harris Corporation-PRD Electronics Division
  • Hughes Aircraft Company
  • Litton Systems, Inc. Guidance & Control Systems Division
  • Lockheed-California Company
  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation
  • Northrop Corporation
  • Northrop Corporation, Ventura Division
  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group
  • Raytheon Company
  • Rockwell International
  • Sanders Associates, Inc.
  • Teledyne Ryan Aeronautics
  • Texas Instruments Corporation
  • United Technologies-Norden Systems
  • Vought Corporation
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