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  • Race riot at sea — 1972 Kitty Hawk incident fueled fleet-wide unrest

    03/17/2017 7:03:30 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Navy Times ^ | 2/28/17 | Faram
    It was not a good time for the carrier Kitty Hawk as it steamed across the South China Sea toward Vietnam in October 1972. The ship already had been deployed for eight months, and was on track to spend a record number of days at sea with a grueling pace of flight operations to support U.S. troops in Vietnam. Racial tensions were high, in part stemming from the civil rights movement at home. There were nearly 4,500 sailors aboard — and only 302 were black. Inside the Navy, race relations were uniquely troubled as black sailors were typically assigned to...
  • 111 Years Ago Today: Man’s First Powered Flight.

    12/17/2014 11:49:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Alert 5 ^ | December 17, 2014 | Tom Demerly
    It is equipped with side stick controls like an F-16 Fighting Falcon. It uses an advanced, “mission adaptive” wing that has no seams at the control surfaces. The wing is so unique its design is protected under U.S. patent 821,393. The entire wing changes shape to control the roll axis of the aircraft ... And it is the first successful powered aircraft ever, the Wright Flyer. 111 years ago today Orville Wright became the first man to achieve powered flight. His first 12-second flight, covering only 120 feet, changed the course of mankind. 10:35 Local, Thursday, 17 December, 1903; Kill...
  • Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history

    06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 164 replies ^ | 6-5-2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    Are they righting a wrong or wronging the Wrights? The Connecticut Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would delete the Wright brothers from history, explicitly stripping recognition for the first powered flight from Orville and Wilbur and assigning it to someone else. “The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry,” reads House Bill No. 6671, which now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting passage into law. "There’s no question that the Wright...
  • British WWII fighter found in Egyptian desert

    05/15/2012 4:39:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-15-12 | Alan Silverleib
    (CNN) -- As German Gen. Erwin Rommel chased British forces across the North African desert, a stray Royal Air Force fighter crashed in the blistering sands of the Egyptian Sahara on June 28, 1942. The pilot was never heard from again. The damaged Kittyhawk P-40 -- a couple of hundred miles from civilization -- was presumed lost forever. Until now. In what experts consider nothing short of a miracle, a Polish oil company worker recently discovered the plane believed to have been flown by missing Flight Sgt. Dennis Copping. And almost 70 years after the accident, it's extraordinarily well-preserved. The...
  • Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara.

    05/12/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT · by Doogle · 39 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | 05/10/12 | Paul Harris
    He was hundreds of miles from civilisation, lost in the burning heat of the desert. Second World War Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping took what little he could from the RAF Kittyhawk he had just crash-landed, then wandered into the emptiness. From that day in June 1942 the mystery of what happened to the dentist’s son from Southend was lost, in every sense, in the sands of time.
  • Almost Perfectly Preserved’ WWII Fighter Discovered in Sahara Desert — 70 Years After Disappearing

    05/11/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/10/12 | Becket Adams
    It’s not quite the same as the opening sequence to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” but it’s awfully close. The Daily Mail reports that a Polish oil company worker, Jakub Perka, has discovered an “almost perfectly preserved” Kittyhawk P-40 that crash-landed in the Sahara Desert in 1942. “Despite the crash impact, most of the aircraft’s cockpit instruments are intact,” according to the report.
  • Aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk not for sale to India

    02/10/2010 10:20:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 1,201+ views ^ | 2/10/2010 |
    The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk is not up for sale to the Indian Navy as it has already “outstretched” its life, a senior US Navy officer said Wednesday. "The ship was meant to last 48 years. It is in Wilmington (North Carolina) and not for sale. There is no intention to sell it. It has already outstretched its intended service life," Rear Admiral Allen G. Myers, the Director (Warfare Integration) of the US Navy, told IANS. This puts to rest all reports of the decommissioned carrier being offered to India, which, at one stage, expressed interest in the vessel....
  • USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 returns to San Diego for final time(photo thread)

    08/09/2008 5:57:55 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 38 replies · 696+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 7 August 2008
    080807-N-7883G-363 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 7, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) moves past the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), in background, as Kitty Hawk prepares to moor at Naval Air Station North Island upon her return to San Diego Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Kitty Hawk will be decommissioned next year in Bremerton, Wash. The 46- year-old carrier is the oldest active-duty warship in the Navy and will be replaced this summer George Washington as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)...
  • USS Kitty Hawk, Navy's Oldest Active Ship, Leaves Japan to Be Decommissioned

    05/28/2008 1:57:11 PM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 71 replies · 929+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2008 | Associated Press
    The oldest active ship in the U.S. Navy, the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier, made its final departure from Japan on Wednesday to be decommissioned after nearly half a century of service. ***** The Kitty Hawk, the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier in the Navy, is to be replaced later this summer by the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered carrier. The decommissioning date for the ship is set for Jan. 31.
  • U.S. Carrier Kitty Hawk was in 28-hour Standoff with Chinese Submarine

    01/16/2008 12:53:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 267 replies · 1,848+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/16/08 | Chung Juho
    /begin my excerpt U.S. Carrier Kitty Hawk was in 28-hour Standoff with Chinese Submarine Tense battle-ready standoff in Taiwan Strait (Hong Kong=Yonhap News) Chung Juho = U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk (and its battle group) had 28-hour battle-ready standoff with a Chinese submarine and a missile destroyer in Taiwan Strait last November, it has been revealed. This was the first military standoff between U.S. and China since the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996. According to Jan. 16 dispatch by China Times in Taiwan, on Nov. 23 last year, Kitty Hawk battle group was en route to Japan after China...
  • China Says US Agrees: Forget Navy Spat

    12/04/2007 12:17:07 PM PST · by charles m · 26 replies · 135+ views
    AP ^ | 12/4/07 | FOSTER KLUG
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese and American military officials have agreed to put behind them a dispute over China's refusal to allow port calls to Hong Kong by U.S. Navy warships, a Chinese official said Tuesday. China has hinted that its denials of port calls for the USS Kitty Hawk and eight other ships were triggered by Congress' honoring of the Dalai Lama and U.S. arms sales to Chinese rival Taiwan. The rejection of the ships drew protests from the United States and led the Bush administration to call China's Washington defense attache to the Pentagon to hear complaints about the...
  • US ship caused China 'grave concern' (USS Kitty Hawk & 'sensitivity' over Taiwan Strait by China)

    12/04/2007 11:24:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 129+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | AP
    BEIJING - China said Tuesday it expressed "grave concern" over the USS Kitty Hawk's passage through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait on its return to Japan. The U.S. aircraft carrier had been barred by China from entering Hong Kong for a Thanksgiving port call. Mainland Chinese authorities reversed their decision, but by then the ships were too far out to sea and did not turn back. "U.S. officials informed China at that time that it took the route because of a storm," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a briefing. "China expressed grave concern to the U.S. and requested...
  • Duncan Hunter - What the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars

    11/27/2007 9:58:26 PM PST · by dit_xi · 41 replies · 194+ views
    What the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars"I'm Congressman Duncan Hunter. A few weeks ago when this Song Class Chinese submarine emerged next to one of our aircraft carriers about 80 miles off Okinawa, it shows the American people what the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars. They're cheating on trade and they're buying ships and planes and missles with our money as well as taking millions of jobs. Join me at Peace Through Strength for fair trade."
  • Stop Letting Them Treat Us Like a Turkey

    12/01/2007 3:53:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 526+ views ^ | November 30, 2007 | Diana West
    What could the USS Kitty Hawk and Citigroup possibly have in common? I'll start with the aircraft carrier because I'm still stewing over what happened when the People's Republic of China abruptly denied the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying ships and submarines their routine, scheduled Thanksgiving berth in Hong Kong, where hundreds of crew members' families had gathered (at considerable expense) to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. First, there was the nasty act itself. News accounts speculated about the "reason" -- was it President Bush's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama? Our latest arms agreement with Taiwan?...
  • China: Navy Spat Not a Misunderstanding(Kitty Hawk was about the Dalai Lama)

    11/29/2007 11:33:00 PM PST · by milestogo · 26 replies · 61+ views
    China: Navy Spat Not a Misunderstanding By ANITA CHANG – 15 hours agoBEIJING (AP) — China's last-minute cancellation of a U.S. Navy visit to Hong Kong was not the result of a misunderstanding, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday, adding that ties had been "disturbed and harmed" by Congress' honoring of the Dalai Lama and U.S. arms sales to Taiwan.Spokesman Liu Jianchao denounced an earlier report from Washington that said Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told President Bush the incident was a misunderstanding.But Liu offered no concrete explanation as to why China barred the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and its...
  • China Explains Decision to Block U.S. Ships [Blames US]

    11/29/2007 8:10:58 AM PST · by charles m · 36 replies · 81+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/29/07 | David Lague
    BEIJING, Nov. 29 — China denied permission for a United States aircraft carrier battle group and other American warships to visit Hong Kong last week because of the Bush administration’s proposal to sell upgrades to Patriot antimissile batteries to Taiwan, Chinese state media said today. Beijing also said today that Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi had not told President Bush in a meeting Wednesday that the decisions to deny the ship visits were a “misunderstanding,” as the White House had reported after the talks.“Reports that Foreign Minister Yang said in the United States that it was a misunderstanding do not accord...
  • Commentary:Will the USS Kitty Hawk cement U.S.-India military ties?

    11/28/2007 8:01:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies · 927+ views
    United Press International,Asia ^ | Nov. 28 | M.D. NALAPAT
    Commentary: Will the USS Kitty Hawk cement U.S.-India military ties? MANIPAL, India, Nov. 28 M.D. NALAPAT Column: Future Present Thanks largely to India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who shared with his leftwing British friends a dislike of the Yanks, the geopolitically senseless alienation between the United States and India continued for five decades after India's independence in 1947. What seems finally to have convinced the British to leave India was the seepage of loyalty from the Indian component of the armed forces. More than 2 million Indians saw action on the Allied side during World War II. Yet during...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier (Kitty Hawk) denied access to Hong Kong (last minute denial by China)

    11/21/2007 7:23:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies · 459+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/21/07 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has unexpectedly denied the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships entry to Hong Kong port for a long-planned Thanksgiving holiday visit, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. "At present, it appears the USS Kitty Hawk strike group will not be making a port call in Hong Kong as previously planned as a result of a last minute denial by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs," State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said. China gave no reason was for the denial, Thompson said. The United States is pressing Chinese authorities for an explanation and...
  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102

    09/10/2007 2:30:23 PM PDT · by RDTF · 3 replies · 215+ views ^ | September 7, 2007
    (Sept. 7, 2007) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 makes a final pass before landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during exercise Malabar 07-2. This multinational exercise includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the United States. Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are currently conducting their summer deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)
  • Oldest U.S. carrier making last voyage (USS Kitty Hawk)

    05/23/2007 3:23:33 PM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 79 replies · 2,298+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 23 May 2007
    This image provided by the US Navy shows the U.S. Navy's oldest ship in full active service, the USS Kitty Hawk, departing Yokosuka Japan Tuesday May 15, 2007 to begin carrier qualifications in the western Pacific Ocean. Kitty Hawk is the Navy's only permanent forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. The Kitty Hawk is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2008. (AP Photo/US Navy - Stephen Rowe) Oldest U.S. carrier making last voyage TOKYO - The USS Kitty Hawk, the US Navy's oldest ship in full active service, embarked on its last major maneuvers Wednesday before being...