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Fall 2012

Last of the Big Boats

The National Musuem of Naval Aviation’s SP-5B Marlin by Hill Goodspeed, Museum Historian For more than a half century, the flying boat played an integral role in the operations of the U.S. Navy. During the years following World War I, the majestic machines captured the imagination of the public, with the NC-4 flying boat becoming […] Continue reading →

Safe Landing in South Bay

by Bob Parshall This is all about VP-50’s crew 2 single engine experiences in December 1964 while based at North Island, San Diego. I suggest looking at the DVD first as it basically tells the whole story. (  I was the PPC of crew 2 and the safety officer of VP-50, ’62-’65.  I got out […] Continue reading →