| G Tistle|
I was stationed at NAS Norfolk in 1958-1959 attached to VP-56. I recall that in January 1959 we lost a P5M in Willowby Bay. Lost our XO and ATC along with 3 or 4 other crew. I am surprised that I cannot find any reference to this squandron or any other information. If possible I would like additional info and a picture of the Marlin P5M from VP56.
01/15/2008 @ 15:36 [ref: 6677]
| Kid Karnbach|
I was the last RAG student to successfully DLQ in this aircraft. The next time it flew, two days later I believe, 6 instructors took it out to the boat to requal. One of the motors had oil pressure fluctuating a bit, so Matty and the boys decided to call it a day, loaded everyone up and headed for home. Lost the engine shortly after transition from the deck, almost "scooped" it out, but didn't make it. Everyone got out, including Big George in the back, who almost went down tangled in the cargo net!
12/18/2007 @ 18:01 [ref: 6592]
| AWCS (AW/SW/NAC) Glenn E. Proud|
Virginina Beach, Virginia
The SH-2F in the aircraft park on board Naval Station Norfolk, brings back memories every time I drive by. This particular H-2 was flown by HSL-30 while I was there going through training as a young airman. The aircraft crashed just after takeoff while conducting training on shipboard landings. The USS Compte De Grasse safely recovered all the crew on board.
10/13/2006 @ 07:48 [ref: 5334]
| Jonathan Hayes|
I wanted to try and get there. But, the people at the Norfolk tourist info center were not very cooperative. They acted as if this place never existed.
07/12/2005 @ 15:52 [ref: 4238]
I was at NavSta Norfolk Airpark on June 1, 2005. It is kept in good shape. There were a dozen sailors cleaning, painting and maintaining the display aircraft. Some may consider me picky, but my only complaint was the a6 was not accurately painted, being dark ghost grey over white!
06/04/2005 @ 14:07 [ref: 4118]
| Scott Shea|
Londonderry, New Hampshire
There is also a Sikorsky RH-53D, A-6 Intruder, Sprite, E-2C Hawkeye "on a stick" Nicely kept area, not non-military friendly, which seems like a common theme for this Hampton Roads area.
10/15/2004 @ 20:00 [ref: 3480]
| Mike Scott|
Virginia Beach, Virginia
My Dad has worked at Oceana and Norfolk, and I have lived here for 12 years. The park at NAS Norfolk is good, but Oceana's is better. Norfolk's only has a few aircraft, but it's still good.
01/27/2002 @ 19:22 [ref: 1825]
I love Norfolk. My dad and I have been comming down for visits every year and now I bring my husband. I wish there was more on the net like pictures because we can't get down there much anymore. Thanks for the great memories!
01/26/2001 @ 21:40 [ref: 790]