This UH-1N Huey was used by the US Navy Corpus Christi base flight, it had a Search and Rescue task as well as a liaison mission. The helicopter was later converted to HH-1N in use with the US Marine Corps and it is currently preserved at the gate of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (AZ).
Sitting on the platform, being beautiful. Thirty years ago a massive fleet of very active Turbo Mentors was in use with the US Navy for basic aircraft flying. This aircraft was withdrawn from use by September 2011 and replaced by the T-6 Texan II.
The Pegasus of the US Navy, in use for multi-engine trainer for students who are going to fly aircraft like the C-130, P-3, P-8 and C-20. This particular aircraft (picture is already 30 years old), is still in use. The T-44A is modified to T-44C with modern avionica to meet current standards.
T-34C Turbo Mentor, once the basic aircraft trainer for the US Navy. Now replaced by the Raytheon T-6 Texan II. This 160521 is dumped at a remote location at NAS Corpus Christi. It was seen there for the last time in November 2010. The BuNo was stricken of charge of US Navy inventory on 16 September 2009.
US Navy student pilots that once graduated from the T-34C, learn to fly a multi-engine plane with the T-44A Pegasus. The T-34Cs are replaced by the T-6B Texan II, but the T-44s, currently modified to T-44C, still soldier on from NAS Corpus Christi (TX).
This 1961 DHC-4 served in South East Asia once, with the 1st AvnCo at Vung Tau (South Vietnam). The C-7A was damaged in 1964 while landing at Phan Thet but was repaired. Then it served the 61st AvnCo and Air America (as 430). The Caribou was damaged multiple times due to ground fires. In 1975 it returned to the USA and was assigned to the 150th TAS at McGuire (NJ) and the 135th TAS at Baltimore (MD). It returned to the US Army in 1980, serving the Missouri (MO) Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD) up to 1991. In Dec 1992 it was registred to the National Museum of Naval Aviation as N6154Z, but scrapped in 2001.
Two seat Skyhawk with USS Lexington (CV-16) marks on the fuselage, the once dedicated training carrier of the US Navy that qualified student aviators in seaborne operations. Since 1992, the Lexington has been docked in Corpus Christi (TX) and serves as a museum.
This modified P-3B (former Royal Australian Air Force A9-605 and US Navy BuNo 154605) received a so-called Dome modification. The Airborne Early Warning and Control radar on top of its fuselage is suited for the counter drug mission. The USCS is satisfied with the Dome that is also called the "Hi-tech Drug Hunter".
Looking immaculate while still in service with VT-27, this Trojan went on to a civilian life with the State of Alaska's Department of Forestry. Reported derelict at Fairbanks in 1990, it then underwent a seven-year restoration to airworthiness and remains active as N887N in USN colours, making an appearance at the 2018 Oshkosh show
Delivered to the USAF as the last C-131A built, 52-5806, in 12.54; converted to HC-131A after storage at DM in 4.76 and joined the USCG in 3.77. Back to DM 10.81 and became N344MM of Silver Express in 6.87 but crashed in shallow water 16 kms from San Juan on 30.6.97