NAS North Island--carriers with airwings

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NAS North Island--carriers with airwings

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CVN-74 Stennis in 2011. CVW-9 VFA-192 World Famous Golden Dragons F-18C, VFA-97 Warhawks F-18C, VFA-14 Tophatters F-18E, VFA-41 Black Aces F-18F, VAW-112 Golden Hawks E-2C, VAQ-133 Wizards EA-6B, HSC-8 Eightballers MH-60S, HSM-71 Raptors MH-60R


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CVN-70 Vinson in 2021 CVW-2 F-18F VFA-2 Bounty Hunters NE-1XX, F-18E VFA-113 Stingers NE-2XX, F-18E VFA-192 World Famous Golden Dragons NE-3XX, F-35C VFA-147 Argonauts NE-4XX, EA-18G VAQ-136 Gauntlets NE-5XX, E-2D VAW-113 Black Eagles NE-6XX, MH-60S HSC-4 Black Knights 6XX, MH-60R HSM-78 Blue Hawks 7XX


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CVN-72 Lincoln in 2021 CVW-9 again, but line up changed slightly in 10 years.
1xx VFA-41 Black Aces F-18F Super Hornet, 2xx VFA-14 Tophatters F-18E Super Hornet, 3xx VMFA-314 Black Knights F-35C Lightning II, 4xx VFA-151 Vigilantes F-18E Super Hornet, 5xx VAQ-133 Wizards EA-18G Growler, 6xx VAW-117 Wallbangers E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, 6xx HSC-14 Chargers MH-60S Seahawk, 7xx HSM-71 Raptors MH-60R Seahawk

all 3 photos are panoramas stitched together from multiple exposures
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Re: NAS North Island--carriers with airwings

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I was told CVN-70 returned to SD yesterday with a full deck and CVN-72 arr 23rd with a full deck. So that means two carriers in port with both CVW's embarked. Not sure that happened before?
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It's not like I keep a diary or anything, but yah, I haven't seen this in 34 years in town. Working on some panoramas. This morning was the 1st time in a week we had clear(ish) skies in the early AM.
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Looks stunning and bizarre that these are both docked at the same time with so many aircrafts on board......Thanks for sharing the pictures!!

If there were no travel restrictions I would book a return flight just to see this !!!
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OMG .... Two sitting ducks!
Didn't they learn from the past?
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Vinson on morning of 28 July

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I'm not trying to drive traffic to Flickr, but if you want details, by all means click thru and view them in original size. You'll get squadron markings, modexs, groups of crew in different parts of the ship, signal flags and an occasional seagull or 3. This photo is a stitch of 7 exposures, shot with a 24MP Nikon D750 and a 200-500 tele, and in original size it measures 20.000 x 3.000 pixels.
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Vinson left approx noon today.

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Also leaving: America-class LHA-7 USS Tripoli, LCS-22 Kansas City, while Armada de Chile submarine General O'Higgins arrived right after Vinson left. Busy day.
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