|A P-8A Poseidon conducts flyovers above the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group during exercise Bold Alligator 2012. (Source)|
What was I talking about? Oh yeah, fighter aircraft and our obsession with them. To be fair, I worked on them, my son-in-law flies fighters, The WSO is, well duh, a WSO in fighters, and Juvat flew fighters for a living, and I'm sure we all own vacuum cleaners.
Huh, vacuum cleaners? Sure, the S-3's nickname is (was?) The Mighty War Hoover. Listen...
Now do you get it?
Tuna was an NFO in the S-3 Viking, which sounds like a vacuum cleaner, I'm sure we all own vacuum cleaners and...
Anyhoo. While searching the Web of World Wideness for likely topics for posting, I often get distracted and start watching Tube 'O You videos. Which indeed happened Saturday night, whereupon I came across this video from the men and women of VP-5, the Mad Foxes, operators of the mighty P-8 Poseidon. Poseidon being another name for the Greek deity of the sea, who was known to the Romans as Neptune. (See where I was going there?)
Without further ado, VP-5 and their 2014 Cruise Video. (Yes, I'm sure the music still annoys Buck. Like I do it to annoy him. Okay, sometimes I did. Still do, it's a tradition. Can't fight tradition now, can I?)
|P-8A Poseidon of VP-5 over the Philippine Sea in September 2014. (Source)|
Oh yes, do go full screen on this, I recommend that, yes I do.