I forgot to write this trip up. Went to California to see the Midway WW2 aircraft carrier (finished TWO weeks AFTER the end of that war!), plus some other stuff.
Took a look at the shoreline near Carlsbad, and even saw a few birds....
Here's the scene upon entering the 'hangar-deck' of the Midway,
and just to the S once you get to the flight-deck is this SUPER-SIZED statue of the "KISS", the famous one of a 'gob' kissing a young woman near Times Square in New York
and from there it's a collection of Korean and Viet-Nam war era aircraft..., but across the bay were these TWO modern nuclear-powered carriers (I believe the 'Roosevelt' and 'Ronald Reagan').
Here's a Vigilante,
a Banshee (or Panther),
an F-4 Phantom,
an F-8 Crusader (supersonic fighter), an A-6 behind it,
an electronic surveillance a/c,
the F-8 again,
a subsonic A-7 Corsair which could carry MORE than its 'empty-weight' in external stores,
the flight-deck from the bridge,
and ONE of those nuclear carriers getting 'under-way,
w/ what appears to be an F-18 on the deck.
VERY nice way to spend a few days....