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June 1996 Naval Aviation News Magazine

COVERS—Front: NANews Assistant Editor J02 Jerry Knaak shot this HCS-4 HH-60H Seahawk hoisting a rescue swimmer out of the water during a SAR training exercise off NS Roosevelt Roads, P.R.

Back Cover, June 1996 Naval Aviation News Magazine

Back: the Beardmore Glacier in Antarctica flashes below the cockpit of an LC-130 Hercules on a low-level flight to the South Pole, where Navy pilots face some of the fiercest flying weather in the world (PH2 John K. Sokolowski).

The U.S. Navy's Oldest Periodical, Volume 78, No. 4, May-June 1996
85 Years of
Naval Aviation 10
HCS-4 and HCS-5: "Give Us 72 Hours" 16
Training for Reality:
HS-6 Rescue Swimmer "A True Hero" 20
NPS Fuses Night Vision Technologies 21
The Wings of Naval Aviation series:
Naval Flight Officer/Naval Astronaut 23
Who's Afraid of the Dark?
Red Rippers Conquer the Night 26
TOPSCENE: Taking a Byte
out of Tactical Homework 28
NAS Patuxent River: Treasure of the Chesapeake 30
The Burning of Richmond 36
HS-11 Lands on Russian Carrier 40
Flight Line 1
Airscoop 2
Grampaw Pettibone 8
People-Planes-Places 43
Professional Reading 48
Flight Bag IBC

Dr. William S. Dudley
Director, Naval Historical Center
LCdr. Diana T. Cangelosi Editor
Sandy Russell Managing Editor
Wendy Karppi Associate Editor
J02 Jerry Knaak Assistant Editor
J02 E. Blake Towler Assistant Editor
Harold Andrews Technical Advisor
Cdr. Peter Mersky, USNR (Ret.) Book Review Editor
Capt. R. Rausa, USNR (Ret.) Contributing Editor
LCdr. Richard R. Burgess, USN (Ret.) Contributing Editor
Contributions Welcome
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(202) 433-4407; FAX (202) 433-2343.
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 thendorsementication 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.
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