Grampaw Pettibone Archive

  • Grampaw from Yesteryear May-June 1999 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Vikings Away An S-3 Viking with four in the crew was on a familiarization flight for a copilot/tactical coordinator (COTAC). Although the […]

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    Grampaw from Yesteryear May-June 1999 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Vikings Away An S-3 Viking with four in the crew was on a familiarization flight for a copilot/tactical coordinator (COTAC). Although the […]

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  • In Memorium Ted Wilbur Edward “Ted” Wilbur, who served 35 years in the Navy and became known to our readers as the longtime illustrator of Grampaw Pettibone, died Nov. 14. […]

    Grampaw Pettibone

    In Memorium Ted Wilbur Edward “Ted” Wilbur, who served 35 years in the Navy and became known to our readers as the longtime illustrator of Grampaw Pettibone, died Nov. 14. […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear September-October 2008 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Tree Top Tangle A two-seat F/A-18 Hornet was scheduled for an air-to-air radar evaluation hop. Prior to takeoff, the nose wheel steering […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear September-October 2008 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Tree Top Tangle A two-seat F/A-18 Hornet was scheduled for an air-to-air radar evaluation hop. Prior to takeoff, the nose wheel steering […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear May-June 2008 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Cobra Crunch! All aircrew involved in a two-ship AH-1W Cobra mission had flown a similar event in the same working area at […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear May-June 2008 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Cobra Crunch! All aircrew involved in a two-ship AH-1W Cobra mission had flown a similar event in the same working area at […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear March-April 2008 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Goshawk Goat Rope A student Naval Aviator was piloting a T-45 on a night solo field carrier landing practice flight. The pilot had […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear March-April 2008 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Goshawk Goat Rope A student Naval Aviator was piloting a T-45 on a night solo field carrier landing practice flight. The pilot had […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear January-February 2008 Illustration by Ted Wilbur How Low Can you Go? After doing ceremonial flyovers over the weekend, a section of Hornets took off from a civilian […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear January-February 2008 Illustration by Ted Wilbur How Low Can you Go? After doing ceremonial flyovers over the weekend, a section of Hornets took off from a civilian […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear September 1967 Illustration by Robert Osborn Before well-known artist Ted Wilbur first illustrated “Grampaw Pettibone” for Naval Aviation News in 1994, there was Robert Osborn, who in 1943 […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear September 1967 Illustration by Robert Osborn Before well-known artist Ted Wilbur first illustrated “Grampaw Pettibone” for Naval Aviation News in 1994, there was Robert Osborn, who in 1943 […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear June 1967 Illustration by Robert Osborn Before well-known artist Ted Wilbur first illustrated “Grampaw Pettibone” for Naval Aviation News in 1994, there was Robert Osborn, who in […]

    Grampaw Pettibone

    Gramps from Yesteryear June 1967 Illustration by Robert Osborn Before well-known artist Ted Wilbur first illustrated “Grampaw Pettibone” for Naval Aviation News in 1994, there was Robert Osborn, who in […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear May 1967 Illustration by Robert Osborn Before well-known artist Ted Wilbur first illustrated “Grampaw Pettibone” for Naval Aviation News in 1994, there was Robert Osborn, who in […]

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    Gramps from Yesteryear May 1967 Illustration by Robert Osborn Before well-known artist Ted Wilbur first illustrated “Grampaw Pettibone” for Naval Aviation News in 1994, there was Robert Osborn, who in […]

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  • Gramps from Yesteryear March 1967 Illustration by Robert Osborn   Before well-known artist Ted Wilbur first illustrated “Grampaw Pettibone” for Naval Aviation News in 1994, there was Robert Osborn, who […]

    Grampaw Pettibone

    Gramps from Yesteryear March 1967 Illustration by Robert Osborn   Before well-known artist Ted Wilbur first illustrated “Grampaw Pettibone” for Naval Aviation News in 1994, there was Robert Osborn, who […]

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