Thursday, March 11, 2010

USS Vinson Heads West

The USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70, has changed coasts. Formerly based at Norfolk, VA, it is now based in San Diego, CA. After completing a major overhaul at Newport News, VA, the vessel and its Air Wing traveled south, participating in major exercises with South American countries on its way to its new home.

Earth shattering news? I guess not ... just a good excuse to post some neat photos ...

F-18F approaches the sound barrier on a low pass over the ship

F-18F on a knife edge pass at low altitude

VFA-81 F-18E Super Bugs jockeying for launch position

All photos courtesy US Navy

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