Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brown Shoes

100 years since Eugene Ely made the first arrested landing on a warship (USS Pennsylvania, ACR-4)

Ely wasn't in the Navy, but his shipboard landing is now commonly regarded as the birth date for naval air. The first American aircraft carrier was authorized just after the end of the Great War and was commissioned in 1922.


Anonymous said...

That dude must have had some serious fucken stones!

ORPO1 said...

Naval Aviators do have some serious stones. Even the girls who have Wings of Gold.
Yeah, I said that.

ORPO1 said...

And this Old Retired AMH1(AW) thanks you!