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Old December 18th 06, 04:39 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
DDAY
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Default USS Midway Museum

I visited the USS Midway museum a few days ago in San Diego, thanks to the
discussion here.

That is a beautifully preserved ship. The volunteers have done a great job
with her. I asked a docent about a few off-limits areas. He said that the
Admiral's quarters should be open to the public in about a year, and they're
hoping to get CIC open as well, but have to deal with PCB issues.

I spent about 3.5 hours walking around and I imagine that when the other
areas are open, it could take a lot longer to see everything.

The planes are beautifully restored. Only downside is that they're a little
light on older aircraft. No Spad, for instance, and they could use some
other Korea era aircraft as well. Also, a Seahawk would be a nice addition.





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Old December 18th 06, 11:10 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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DDAY wrote:
I visited the USS Midway museum a few days ago in San Diego, thanks to the
discussion here.

That is a beautifully preserved ship. The volunteers have done a great job
with her. I asked a docent about a few off-limits areas. He said that the
Admiral's quarters should be open to the public in about a year, and they're
hoping to get CIC open as well, but have to deal with PCB issues.

I spent about 3.5 hours walking around and I imagine that when the other
areas are open, it could take a lot longer to see everything.

The planes are beautifully restored. Only downside is that they're a little
light on older aircraft. No Spad, for instance, and they could use some
other Korea era aircraft as well. Also, a Seahawk would be a nice addition.


Seahawk or 'Skyhawk'..A-4...F-4s, I hope and A-7s...





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Old December 19th 06, 04:57 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Gordon[_1_]
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wrote:
DDAY wrote:
I visited the USS Midway museum a few days ago in San Diego, thanks to the
discussion here.

That is a beautifully preserved ship. The volunteers have done a great job
with her. I asked a docent about a few off-limits areas. He said that the
Admiral's quarters should be open to the public in about a year, and they're
hoping to get CIC open as well, but have to deal with PCB issues.

I spent about 3.5 hours walking around and I imagine that when the other
areas are open, it could take a lot longer to see everything.

The planes are beautifully restored. Only downside is that they're a little
light on older aircraft. No Spad, for instance, and they could use some
other Korea era aircraft as well. Also, a Seahawk would be a nice addition.


Seahawk or 'Skyhawk'..A-4...F-4s, I hope and A-7s...


They have a humpback Scooter on the hangar deck. He's right, they
don't have a Crash Hawk, at least not yet. They do have a Corsair II,
a pair of F-4s, and are steadily increasing the size of their "air
wing". I think its great! You can stand on the bow and feel the old
familiar steady wind pushing back against you - it almost feels like
the old girl is straining to pull away from the dock to turn into the
wind for launch, one last time.

v/r Gordon
20+ landings on USS Midway (granted not many, but I still have a
connection to her)





D


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Old December 19th 06, 03:53 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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"Gordon" wrote in message
ps.com...


.... I think its great! You can stand on the bow and feel the old
familiar steady wind pushing back against you - it almost feels like
the old girl is straining to pull away from the dock to turn into the
wind for launch, one last time.


Time to resume naming carriers for something other than politicians.
I like Intrepid, Midway, Saratoga, Independence (and, eventually,
Enterprise).
Don't the politicians get enough visibility already (images on money, public
schools named after them, highways, etc.)?

Frank

"Gordon" wrote in message
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wrote:
DDAY wrote:
I visited the USS Midway museum a few days ago in San Diego, thanks to

the
discussion here.

That is a beautifully preserved ship. The volunteers have done a

great job
with her. I asked a docent about a few off-limits areas. He said

that the
Admiral's quarters should be open to the public in about a year, and

they're
hoping to get CIC open as well, but have to deal with PCB issues.

I spent about 3.5 hours walking around and I imagine that when the

other
areas are open, it could take a lot longer to see everything.

The planes are beautifully restored. Only downside is that they're a

little
light on older aircraft. No Spad, for instance, and they could use

some
other Korea era aircraft as well. Also, a Seahawk would be a nice

addition.

Seahawk or 'Skyhawk'..A-4...F-4s, I hope and A-7s...


They have a humpback Scooter on the hangar deck. He's right, they
don't have a Crash Hawk, at least not yet. They do have a Corsair II,
a pair of F-4s, and are steadily increasing the size of their "air
wing". I think its great! You can stand on the bow and feel the old
familiar steady wind pushing back against you - it almost feels like
the old girl is straining to pull away from the dock to turn into the
wind for launch, one last time.

v/r Gordon
20+ landings on USS Midway (granted not many, but I still have a
connection to her)





D




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Old December 19th 06, 04:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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Gordon wrote:
wrote:
DDAY wrote:
I visited the USS Midway museum a few days ago in San Diego, thanks to the
discussion here.

That is a beautifully preserved ship. The volunteers have done a great job
with her. I asked a docent about a few off-limits areas. He said that the
Admiral's quarters should be open to the public in about a year, and they're
hoping to get CIC open as well, but have to deal with PCB issues.

I spent about 3.5 hours walking around and I imagine that when the other
areas are open, it could take a lot longer to see everything.

The planes are beautifully restored. Only downside is that they're a little
light on older aircraft. No Spad, for instance, and they could use some
other Korea era aircraft as well. Also, a Seahawk would be a nice addition.


Seahawk or 'Skyhawk'..A-4...F-4s, I hope and A-7s...


They have a humpback Scooter on the hangar deck. He's right, they
don't have a Crash Hawk, at least not yet. They do have a Corsair II,
a pair of F-4s, and are steadily increasing the size of their "air
wing". I think its great! You can stand on the bow and feel the old
familiar steady wind pushing back against you - it almost feels like
the old girl is straining to pull away from the dock to turn into the
wind for launch, one last time.

v/r Gordon
20+ landings on USS Midway (granted not many, but I still have a
connection to her)


yep, of the 3 CVs I served in, the Midway-maru was a class act...great
flying all the time and no 'workup' blues..we were on cruise all the
time!!

I was in VF-151 at a great time, new F-4S, great CO of the CV, saw all
the places that westpac squadrons long to see, Singapore, HongKong,
Australia, PI about a zillion times, Korea(flew there), all around
great 30 months...

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Old December 19th 06, 11:12 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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Default USS Midway Museum

SNIP

yep, of the 3 CVs I served in, the Midway-maru was a class act...great
flying all the time and no 'workup' blues..we were on cruise all the
time!!

I was in VF-151 at a great time, new F-4S, great CO of the CV, saw all
the places that westpac squadrons long to see, Singapore, HongKong,
Australia, PI about a zillion times, Korea(flew there), all around
great 30 months...

Pretty good for flying, like being on buildups the whole time. Tough on the
family if an accompanied tour.

R / John


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Old December 20th 06, 12:58 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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"Frank Minich" wrote in message
...
"Gordon" wrote in message
ps.com...


.... I think its great! You can stand on the bow and feel the old
familiar steady wind pushing back against you - it almost feels like
the old girl is straining to pull away from the dock to turn into the
wind for launch, one last time.


Time to resume naming carriers for something other than politicians.
I like Intrepid, Midway, Saratoga, Independence (and, eventually,
Enterprise).
Don't the politicians get enough visibility already (images on money,
public
schools named after them, highways, etc.)?

Frank


If we must name thing for politicians, I suggest something appropriate. Like
the rest rooms at interstate rest areas for the "national leaders" and
theaters that show pron films for the local ones. Heck we could even include
porta-jons for the ones that lose elections.


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Old December 20th 06, 02:24 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
John Weiss
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"John Carrier" wrote...

Pretty good for flying, like being on buildups the whole time. Tough on
the family if an accompanied tour.


HA!

My wife had more fun over there than I did! "Work" was teaching English for
$20-30/hour. Give her $10 for a MAC flight from Yokota, and she was in
Seoul the next afternoon to spend a few thousand bux "saving money"! When
the pay accumulated, she was on a flight to Singapore, to be followed by a
train ride to Bangkok!

While all the wives back in the States had to wait 6 months for "Cruise" to
be over, ours thought 4 weeks was a "long" one! Even 3-month IO cruises
only took 3 months!

They may have tried to make you THINK it was "tough," but it was all a
smokescreen to make you hand over more $$...

....and if you think it was tough on kids, a friend's 4- or 5-year-old
daughter, on being told they were going back to Japan after a couple years
back in the states, was reported to say, "You mean we're going HOME
again?!?"

To fill it all out, our black lab was probably the only American dog ever to
be kicked off the beach in Kamakura (after chasing the tennis ball into the
surf for half an hour). not my fault we couldn't read the signs... :-)

Tough?!? Not unless they WANTED it to be tough!


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Old December 20th 06, 02:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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John Carrier wrote:
SNIP

yep, of the 3 CVs I served in, the Midway-maru was a class act...great
flying all the time and no 'workup' blues..we were on cruise all the
time!!

I was in VF-151 at a great time, new F-4S, great CO of the CV, saw all
the places that westpac squadrons long to see, Singapore, HongKong,
Australia, PI about a zillion times, Korea(flew there), all around
great 30 months...

Pretty good for flying, like being on buildups the whole time. Tough on the
family if an accompanied tour.

R / John


Tell me about it. First 365 days I was in VF-151, I was gone 287 of
them..makes your family better or worse, never stays the same. Glad I
have a bride that wanted to travel, and also a good mama-san for two
little kids.

 




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