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Illustration by Ted Wilbur from the May-June 2002 issue of Naval Aviation News. Edward “Ted” Wilbur was known to Naval Aviation News readers as the longtime Illustrator of Grampaw Pettibone. Wilbur died Nov.14, 2918.
Breakdown in the Break
By Grampaw Pettibone | Oct. 3, 2022
A student Naval Aviator launched in a T-45 Goshawk for his initial carrier qualification flight. He was number two in a flight of three. The weather at the carrier required a Case II recovery, so when the flight was cleared into the pattern the leader detached number three and descended with the student in number two on his wing.

Illustration by Ted Wilbur from the March-April 2002 issue of Naval Aviation News. Edward “Ted” Wilbur was known to Naval Aviation News readers as the longtime Illustrator of Grampaw Pettibone. Wilbur died Nov.14, 2918.
Hot Rod Was Here, Too
By Grampaw Pettibone | April 1, 2002
Gramps from Yesteryear: March-April 2002