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

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

VOLUME 10, NUMBER 3, FALL 1982

© 1982 all rights reserved

On The Cover

CDR Ken Fisher, recent commanding officer of NAS Dallas' VF-201 leads a section of Hunters F-4Ns over NAS Oceana's TACTS range, 11 August 1982 during squadron deployment to VF-43. Photo by Bob Lawson.

Table of Contents : Air Plan

  • BRIEF
  • FROM THE CATWALK
    Peter Kilduff
  • LAUNCH
    • "Wasp's Deckedge Elevator—ala Rube Goldberg"
      David E. McCrostie
    • "Trap 'Em"—USS LANGLEY (CV-1) Preparations
      CAPT Al. Raithel, Jr., USN (Ret)
    • "The Indispensable Man"—The LSO, part one
      Barrett Tillman
  • AT MARSHAL
    • "Topgun at Ten"—Navy Fighter Weapons School
      Story and photos by Bob Lawson
    • Command Changes
    • "The Big E is Back—With Attack!"
      Photo essay by Bob Lawson
  • MANNING THE SPARE
    • "Reserve CarQuals"—VF-301
      LCDR Jan C. Jacobs, USNR-R
    • "Success Through Preparation" —VF-201 Deploys to Oceana
      LCDR Ross Burgess, USNR-R
  • 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, sea-based aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, 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 (3 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 aircrewman. Associate Membership is open to anyone having the background and interest to support the goals of The Tailhook Association, as stated above. Ordinary subscriptions are also available.

THE TAILHOOK ASSOCIATION
Membership/AdministratiOn
P.O. Box 40
Bonita, CA 92002
(619) 479-8525

  • PRESIDENT : CAPT Thomas A. Stanley, USN
  • SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT : D.S. Laird, CDR, USN (Ret)
  • VICE PRESIDENTS
    • CAPT Ken Dickerson, USN
    • LCDR GregOry A. Cassady, USNR-TAR
    • Thomas J. Kane, Jr.
    • Robert H. Thompson
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    • Jack O'Hara, RADM USN (Ret)
    • F.A.W. Franke, Jr., CAPT USN (Ret)
    • D.S. "Diz" Laird, CDR USN (Ret)
    • CDR Rod Knutson, USN
    • Robert A. Allwine, CDR USN (Ret)
  • 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.

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