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View Full Version : NAS Oceana - August 9, 2005 (lots of pics)



Steven Holzinger
08-20-2005, 05:44 PM
Now I can finally show off some of the Virginia pictures. This day, 5L was originally active, so the first shot is from the 5L/5R/23L/23R spot, and the rest are from another spot, since they switched to the 14s.

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E-2C Hawkeye departing from 5L - Squadron unsure.

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Hornets holding for 14R - Will do research on squadron but they carry AJ tailcode so that will help bigtime since they'll do a cruise with some other squadrons next month.

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F/A-18F Super Hornet on short final to 14R - VFA-106 Gladiators.

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F/A-18 Hornet on short final to 14R - VFA-105 Gunslingers.

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Another Gunslinger Hornet.

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Another Gladiators Super Hornet.

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And another.

http://stevesairshow.com/airliners/08-09-05/Hornet%20on%20Burners%202.jpg

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What's the odd airplane out? Oh yeah its that Tomcat!

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And another Tomcat!

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F-14 Tomcat from VF-31 "Tomcatters" just starting takeoff roll. Notice he's not using afterburner, since the F110s that power the F-14s don't require the airplane to apply full burner for takeoff, unlike the Hornets.

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Another Tomcatter lining up.

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Cropped shot of a Hornet on takeoff (why are there 4 Hornets lined up for the 32s?).

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This beautiful CAG bird from VFA-106 was doing bounces on 14L for at least an hour!

http://stevesairshow.com/airliners/08-09-05/Hornets%20for%2014R%201.jpg
One of my favorite shots of the entire week - two Hornets from VFA-87 "War Party" on short final to 14R. The one on the lower left is landing because he has a communications problem, while the one on the right will do a go-around. Pilots are always there for their wingmen.

http://stevesairshow.com/airliners/08-09-05/Hornet%20on%20Burners%2017a.jpg
I'm starting to love doing the afterburner pictures...

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VFA-106 "Baby Hornets" holding on 14R. VFA-106 is the fleet replacement squadron and the training squadron at Oceana for Hornets and Super Hornets.

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I took this picture in the pouring rain.

http://stevesairshow.com/airliners/08-09-05/Hornet%20on%20Burners%2023a.jpg
One final picture...and an afterburner shot for that matter.