By Cory Graff
Even prior to there have been runways, the world south of town of Seattle was once Washington's aviation hub. Charles Hamilton, a daredevil dubbed loopy guy of the Air, grew to become the 1st flyer within the country whilst he coaxed his Curtiss biplane into the sky over Meadows Racetrack in 1910. He speedily crashed. With the aid of William Boeing and his transforming into aviation corporation, Boeing box opened in 1928. In these early days, courageous air tourists may well hitch a trip in addition to baggage of mail in chilly, noisy biplanes. higher, larger plane quickly undefined, yet wartime intervened. hundreds of thousands of Flying castle bombers emerged from Boeing's Plant 2 on the fringe of the airfield and winged off to struggle. within the years after, Boeing box served a stunning array of winged machines from the smallest Piper Cub to Air strength One.
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1960. 1961 brought about the replacement of all but four of the squadron's pilots, which of cour e brought about a complete training syllabus. Initial carrier qualifications occurred aboard CVA-34 between 27 Feb. to 3 March 1961, and between 12 March and 31 March the squadron deployed to MCAAS Yuma for night ground control intercept training and nigh t field carrier mirror landing practice. While back at NAS Miramar, the squadron won the AIRPAC battle efficiency "E" arid took part in the Sidewinder missile firing, exercise of Aug.
Milner. BOTTOM - F3H-2, 146715, at NAS Key West on 3-2360. Tail stripe is red with white stars. USN via Lt. Col. Miller. 111 112 VF-1l2 was originally commissioned as VBF-ll on 9 April 1945 at NAS Alameda. It would then be redesignated VF-12A on 15 Nov. 1946, then VF-112 on 15 July 1948 and finally VA-1l2 on 23 Feb. 1959. During its Demon years, winter 1956 to Feb. 1959, VF-1l2 would embark for brief periods aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) from the squadrons home port of N AS Miramar. The squadron conducted its original carquals aboard the USS Midway (CVA-41) during March 9th to 15th, 1958.
F. Besecker. J _136973 ------~ 4 PHOTOS: TOP - Front view of F3H-2N, 136973, in the early 1957 scheme. Jannson photo. MIDDLE - 136973 again with afterburnner creating mach diamonds. Notice thin black line has been 137031 added to fin tip. USN via Wykoff. BOTTOM - F3H-2N, 137031, on 10-17-60. Note fuselage stripe is faded. Also note wing codes. USN photo. PHOTOS: TOP - VF-1l4 Demons over Southern Calif. on 2-5-58. USN photo. MIDDLE - VF-1l4 F3H-2, 146740, refuels from A3 Skywarrier of VAH-4. USN photo.
Boeing Field by Cory Graff