Skip to comments.Navy Will Perform Unprecedented 21-Fighter Flyover for Bush Funeral
Posted on 12/04/2018 4:59:39 PM PST by C19fan
The Navy will honor former naval aviator and 41st president George H.W. Bush on Thursday with a largest-ever 21-aircraft missing man formation as part of his funeral services in Texas. Thirty F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets departed Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. today ahead of the Dec. 6 internment ceremony at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. A naval aviation official told USNI News that a missing man formation of this size is unprecedented and reflects Bushs legacy as a naval aviator and ongoing relationship with the Navys carrier strike group community.
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Awesome ... can’t wait for this to be posted on youtube!
That would be a sight.
I remember when I lived in Virginia Beach, every time a carrier would come into Norfolk, they would fly the planes to Oceana first.
I have been to the airshows at Oceana NAS.
They mocked GW when he landed on a carrier.
There is a small lake at Oceana NAS where we used to hang out and watch aviators practice their touch and go landings.
One does not mock another that does something one cannot do themselves.
Will the MSM interrupt their love-fest to carp about the “expense”?
Did Obama ever land on a flight deck? Did Clinton ever drive a sub? a tank?
Sure Jimmy Carter did the later, but he ran from a rabbit too.
While I was in Virginia Beach, the Nimitz had an accident when several 500 lbs bombs went off on the deck. I took several photos of it rounding the Capes.
The planes were still on deck. Probably could not fly them off. Remarkably there was some kind of military tension going on at the time and the Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth had it back to sea in only two days.
The paper said no other shipyard in the world could have done that.
It’s pretty amazing that the nation elected Bill Clinton over Bush. I blame Perot. In many ways, Perot was a good guy. But he really dropped the ball in 1992.
Trump is kicking ass.
Over two dozen in the US alone; it would be cool to have one do that.
Absolutely and totally!
Perot might have got our heads out of our asses fiscally, but he threw the election.
Clinton was pretty ineffectual.
Obama Effed us up.
I blame Perot. In many ways, Perot was a good guy. But he really dropped the ball in 1992.
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The ‘No New Taxes’ (which the Ds bamboozled him into)
Giant Sucking Sound (NAFTA)
Sort of did GHWB in.
Would be interesting to see what his comments inre Clinton(twice) & W (twice) & BO happening because of his ‘hijinks’
There’s one on the elevator deck of the USS Hornet, in Alameda rumored to be one that Bush actually flew.
Obama was a masterful wrecking ball.
Looks like at least one flying Avenger torpedo bomber is part of FlyingLegends.
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