Grampaw Pettibone Archive

  • Gramps from Yesteryear May-June 2006 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Chopper Chain Reaction A helicopter aircraft commander (HAC), who had known marital stress but hadn’t been through a human factors board, was […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear May-June 2006 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Chopper Chain Reaction A helicopter aircraft commander (HAC), who had known marital stress but hadn’t been through a human factors board, was […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear January-February 2006 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Phrog Phoul-up Two H-46 Sea Knights were working the field carrier landing practice pattern at night. All aircrew members were wearing […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear January-February 2006 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Phrog Phoul-up Two H-46 Sea Knights were working the field carrier landing practice pattern at night. All aircrew members were wearing […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear September-October 2005 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Vestibular Valediction Following a brief from his landing safety officer (LSO) and Lead Safe, a student naval aviator launched on his first […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear September-October 2005 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Vestibular Valediction Following a brief from his landing safety officer (LSO) and Lead Safe, a student naval aviator launched on his first […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear May-June 2005 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Viking Violence As part of an S-3 Viking squadron Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) unit evaluation, two weapons school […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear May-June 2005 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Viking Violence As part of an S-3 Viking squadron Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) unit evaluation, two weapons school […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear Illustration by Ted Wilbur Two Leads don’t Make a Wingman Two F/A-18 Hornets from the same squadron launched off the carrier in the evening as part of a […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear Illustration by Ted Wilbur Two Leads don’t Make a Wingman Two F/A-18 Hornets from the same squadron launched off the carrier in the evening as part of a […]

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  • Grampaw Pettibone Illustration by Ted Wilbur Fire-Roasted Hawkeye An E-2 Hawkeye crew was conducting field carrier landing practice at an outlying field (OLF). At the abeam position, they called for […]

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    Grampaw Pettibone Illustration by Ted Wilbur Fire-Roasted Hawkeye An E-2 Hawkeye crew was conducting field carrier landing practice at an outlying field (OLF). At the abeam position, they called for […]

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  • Grampaw Pettibone Illustration by Ted Wilbur Gramps from Yesteryear Naval Aviation News May – June 2001 Danger Zone A  CH-53D Sea Stallion was conducting practice landings at confined-area landing sites. […]

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    Grampaw Pettibone Illustration by Ted Wilbur Gramps from Yesteryear Naval Aviation News May – June 2001 Danger Zone A  CH-53D Sea Stallion was conducting practice landings at confined-area landing sites. […]

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  • Two maintenance personnel in a training squadron were completing a 224-day inspection of an ejection seat that was reinstalled in the aircraft without drogue chutes. After the seat was installed […]

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    Two maintenance personnel in a training squadron were completing a 224-day inspection of an ejection seat that was reinstalled in the aircraft without drogue chutes. After the seat was installed […]

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  • Illustration by Ted Wilbur Helo Hard Down! A section of UH-1N Hueys was selected to provide assault support for the operational test and evaluation of a new mobile ground-based air-defense […]

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    Illustration by Ted Wilbur Helo Hard Down! A section of UH-1N Hueys was selected to provide assault support for the operational test and evaluation of a new mobile ground-based air-defense […]

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  • Harrowing Harriers A section of AV-8B Harriers was scheduled to fly a day training sortie and hot pit, and then perform night carrier qualification to regain currency. Shortly after takeoff, […]

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    Harrowing Harriers A section of AV-8B Harriers was scheduled to fly a day training sortie and hot pit, and then perform night carrier qualification to regain currency. Shortly after takeoff, […]

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