Part of the Canadian Museum of Flight collection. This Lodestar was initially displayed at Surrey, BC, but when in 1996 the museum moved from there to Langley, BC, the aircraft ended up here, on temporary display. In Oct 2007 it was dismantled and trucked to Abbotsford, BC for a long-term cosmetic restoration by students of the University of the Fraser Valley Aerospace Centre, which was expected to take 15-20 years. When finished, the aircraft will join the rest of the museum's collection at Langley, BC, Canada. It's not visible in this photo, but the aircraft carries a TCA logo on the nose.
Carrier clearly speeding up to create wind over the flight deck, aircraft engines are starting, awaiting action on board the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in the Persian Gulf. The Vikings are among the first to leave the flight deck, just to observe (and clear) the area of surface contacts.
Vikings, Super Hornets and a Prowler in the early sunrise over the Persian Gulf. The aircraft were awaiting action. Clearly seen is the right Super Hornet, equipped with large buddy-buddy fueltanks. The Super Hornet took over the Vikings refueling task within a Carrier Air Wing.
Just a question to the airboss of Carrier Air Wing ONE, resulted in a neat fly-by of a orbiting S-3B. The aircraft involved is the so-called "Double Nuts", the colourful squadron aircraft sporting two zero's in the modex (AB-700).