Sunday, July 24, 2016

Aloha to San Diego: USS Midway (part 5) - The Flight Deck

Let's explore the flight deck.  Above is a mannequin representing the catapult crew member, perhaps one of the most dangerous jobs in the Navy.

Here's the catapult track.

The USS Midway offers a variety of aircraft on display.

Folding wings saves space!

Looking down at the hanger deck, 

the elevator brings aircraft up to the flight deck.  It is now a cafe.

The USS Midway offers a view of the larger than life Kissing Couple ... 

.... and the San Diego marina.

Gotta love the S-3 Viking,

an Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft,  

with the luck of the Irish!

The crow's next towers over the flight deck ... 

.... with Old Glory flying proudly!

The flight deck crew face a variety of danger ... 

... including being blown off the carrier.  The fence like mechanism offers a safety catch.

The view from the end of the flight deck is illuminating ...

... to watch the Coronado ferries sail by the USS Midway.

 It's up in the air or into the water.

A family poses like the catapult crew.  I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter from this week's posts - today is open forum! Comments are open through Saturday, July 30, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 31.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

In sync!


  1. Oh, so loving these pics. Thanks for giving us a chance to see this.

  2. Did not know about the folding wings.

  3. Excellent photography, Kim! Thanks for the info!

  4. The flight deck is one of my favorite parts of the USS Midway! Love the photos Kim.

  5. It is amazing how the wings fold.

  6. it's amazing how big that carrier deck feels, but on the other hand amazed that those planes can land on it