101104-N-3327M-355 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2010) - Lt. Cdr. Scott Menzies, a shooter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), launches a T-45 Goshawk training aircraft during training wing carrier qualifications. Nimitz is conducting routine exercises off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Mitchell/Released)
080604-N-2798I-083 KINGSVILLE, Texas (June 4, 2008) - T-45A Goshawks training aircraft cruise together during a recent training flight over the skies of South Texas. The T-45 is a twin-seat, single-engine jet trainer and is the only aircraft in the Navy's inventory used specifically for training pilots to land aboard aircraft carriers. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. John A. Ivancic (Released)
I remember when Pensacola NAS had a football team and their mascot was the Goshawk whatever that is. Roger Staubach was the backup QB. Also Eglin AFB had a team called the Eglin Ealges.
I guess military bases no longer have them.
The Navy and Marine Corps do not have "pilots." They have AVIATORS.
What back-desk journalista pogue wrote this? He/she ought to be flogged around the fleet.
Well well, looks like these guys are well on their way to building a presidential resume...
All levity aside, glad it appears they weren’t injured seriously.
And NACES saves more aviators!
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