April 4-6, 2011 the Centennial of Naval Aviation

In recognition of the Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA), the 2011 Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Heritage Celebration will be held on-board NAS Jacksonville from 4-6 April, 2011 in conjunction with the annual MPRF Reunion. Heritage events run from Monday-Wednesday and include a Flight Suit Dinner with guest speaker Vice Admiral Myers, Commander Naval Air Forces. […]

New President of the MMA

Biography of Douglas C. Miles – Douglas C. Miles was born in Florence South Carolina in Oct. of 1946 and was one of five sons of Raleigh J. Miles. He grew up on a dairy farm second of five boys in Florence County. He graduated from J. C. Lynch high school in 1964. One week […]

Hangar Bay One Opens to Public 11-10-2010

information provided by National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL. The P5M Marlin has been undergoing restoration at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla.  This aircraft will soon be displayed inside the Museum’s new exhibit hangar, Hangar Bay One. This new addition, the first in 14 years, will house approximately 35 aircraft and add […]

54B Operations in the Salton Sea

Salton Sea, California’s largest lake was formed in 1905. That year, the Colorado River choked with melting snow and excessive rainfall, burst its boundaries. The overflow filled a basin in Southeastern California that now covers 376 square miles, is 52 feet at maximum depth and whose surface level is 226 feet below sea level. As […]

Japanese Sign Final Surrender

Japanese Surrender- Amazing Footage Sept 2, 1945… Very moving considering what happened prior to this event… This is a ‘must see’ for the WWII history buff or anyone interested in history. Interesting the other signers to the document, from New Zealand/Australia to Europe/Russia. This is an actual film made of the surrender ceremony of the […]

The Long Way Home

A civilian airliner, cut off from home by the outbreak of World War II, makes a dash for freedom… December 7, 1941. The Pacific Clipper, Queen of Pan American Airways fleet of flying boats is 6 days out of San Francisco, bound for Auckland, New Zealand. Captain Robert Ford receives a coded message: Japanese attack […]