For those who served in the RVAH Community, their families, and friends!
Time: May 29, 2011 at 10am to May 30, 2011 at 5pm
Location: Navy Pier on Harbor Drive near the end of Broadway
City/Town: San Diego
Website or Map: http://www.midway.org/
Phone: 760-500-0459 (cell) or 760-930-0402
Event Type: display
Organized By: Tom Markley
Latest Activity: May 17, 2011
The USS Midway Museum in San Diego will feature former crewmembers describing their experiences in flying the aircraft on board the museum. Among the aircraft on Midway is RA-5C BUNO 156641 in RVAH-12 markings. Although no A-5 squadrons were ever assigned to the Air Wing on Midway, A-5A aircraft did make landings as part of an evaluation. With the mission of the A-5 changed to reconnaissance it was determined that installation of an Integrated Operational Intelligence Center (IOIC) was not feasible on Midway. Consequently, no further A-5 operations were conducted. As the only Midway volunteer docent who actually flew in the A-5 (I was an A-3 B/N who flew the A-5 while assigned to HATW-1 staff) I was asked to coordinate the event for the Vigilante. Fortunately, some former A-5 crewmembers have agreed to participate in the event. Gunder Creager, Duffy Hutton and Frank Hamrick have definitely committed and a couple of others are likely to join in. Accordingly, we would welcome any other pilots or RANs to join us on the flight deck and particularly we would love to have any others from the RVAH community who may live near or be visiting the San Diego area on those days stop by to chat.