The Hook - Naval Air Training Command - Winter 1982
VOLUME 10, NUMBER 4, WINTER 1982
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On The Cover
Two VT-26 student Naval Aviators prepare to come aboard USS Lexington (AVT-16) in T-2C Buckeys off Corpus Christi in July 1982. Photograph depict carrier qualifications in the training command. Photograph by Bob Lawson.
Covers: Photographs on this page and the front cover depict a 29-year span of carrier qualifications in the training command. On the front, two VT-26 student Naval Aviators prepare to come aboard USS Lexington (AVT-16) in T-2C Buckeyes off Corpus Christi in July 1982. Below, LSO Lt John Switzer guides a student pilot aboard USS Monterey (CV 1.-26) in an SNJ-5C off Pensacola in July 1953. Interestingly, both aircraft types were built by the same manufacturer. North American I Rockwell Although under different names, this company has supplied the Navy with carrier training aircraft for over 40 years. (Bob lawson photos)
Table of Contents : Air Plan
- FROM THE CATWALK
- "A Navy Pilot in Vietnam, 1960"
CAPT Rosario Rausa, USNR
- "The Indispensable Man" — The LSO, part two
- "A Navy Pilot in Vietnam, 1960"
- AT MARSHAL
- "CNATRA" — Naval Air Training Command
- "Hittin' the Boat" — C.Q. aboard Lexington
Photo essay, Bob Lawson
- Command Changes
- "Going Gray — or, What Hath NavAir Wrought?"
Photo feature, tactical paint schemes
- "Miss Piggy's Affair With The Fleet" — US-3A
LT Skip Slater, VS-41
- MANNING THE SPARE
- IN REVIEW
- WAVEOFFS & 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 O 1982 by The Tailhook Association. All rights reserved.
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THE TAILHOOK ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 40
Bonita, CA 92002
- PRESIDENT : CAPT Thomas A. Stanley, USN
- SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT : D.S. Laird, CDR, USN (Ret)
- VICE PRfSIDENTS
- Industrial Affairs : Jack Christiansen, RADM USN (Ret)
- Washington Affairs : Robert H. Thompson
- Educational Activity : R.E. Gallatin, CAPT USN (Ret)
- Reserve Affairs : LCDR Gregory A. Cassady, USNR-TAR
- 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)
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