Naval Aviation News - October 1992 - Womanpower
COVERS — Front: Shooter Lt. Robin A. Erichsen prepares an A-6 Intruder for launching from the flight deck of Forrestal (AVT-16) off the coast of Florida.
Back: Forrestal air department crew members adjust aircraft tie-down chains. Photos by J01 (SW) Eric S. Sesit.
Flagship Publication of Naval Aviation
Oldest U.S. Navy Periodical, Volume 74, No. 6, September-October 1992
Womanpower in Naval Aviation —
20 Years of Progress . 12
The Navy's Newest — George Washington Commissioned 10
Forrestal: Men + Women = Crew . 22
Forrestal — Classroom of the Future . 24
Shooter: One of the Last 'Firsts' . . 25
Naval Air Test and Evaluation Museum: 13(
for an Enjoyable Afternoon 26
Postgraduate Safety — The Navy Way . 28
Naval Aviation in WW II: Patrol Aviation in the Pacific in WW II, Part 2 30
SAR Swimmers = Saviors 36
Flight Line: Perspective on Respect 1
Grampaw Pettibone 2
Naval Aircraft: P-59 Airacomet 20
Professional Reading 40
ANA Bimonthly Photo Competition 40
Flight Bag inside back cover
RAdm. Riley D. Mixson
Assistant Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare)
Published by the Naval Historical Center
under the auspices of the Chief of Naval Operations
Dr. Dean C. Allard
Director of Naval History
Cdr. Stephen R. Silverio
Director, Naval Aviation History and Publication Division
LCdr. Richard R. Burgess Editor
Capty RusRausaManaging Editor
Charles C. Cooney Art Director
Joan A. Fresher Associate Editor
JOCS B. A. Cornfeld Associate Editor
J01(SW) Eric S. Seslt Assistant Editor
Cdr. Peter Mersky, USNR
Book Review Editor
Cept. R. Rause, USNR (Ret.)
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