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Old January 17th 07, 04:59 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
nmg175
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Default Navy Wings?

Saw a B/G Marine with what appeared to be Navy Pilot Wings on his tunic on
C-SPAN.

But these were different, they had a Star in the middle, looked very similar
to the U.S. Air Force Senior Pilot wings.

Have they gone to this approach, with Command Pilot also?

Or where these some sort of other Aeronautical Speciality?


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Old January 17th 07, 05:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
nmg175
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Default Navy Wings?

"were" not "where"! :-)
"nmg175" wrote in message
. ..
Saw a B/G Marine with what appeared to be Navy Pilot Wings on his tunic on
C-SPAN.

But these were different, they had a Star in the middle, looked very
similar to the U.S. Air Force Senior Pilot wings.

Have they gone to this approach, with Command Pilot also?

Or where these some sort of other Aeronautical Speciality?



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Old January 18th 07, 01:37 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Mike Kanze
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During the Vietnam era a number of USMC flight students went through the USAF pilot training pipeline as an expediency. Thus it would not be surprising to hear of a serving General officer still sporting Wings of Lead, especially if his later flying career (C-130s, for example) never took him in the vicinity of El Boat or required him to carqual.

If they were gold, the "star" may in fact have been a deployed parachute, i.e., Naval Parachutist.

--
Mike Kanze

"There's a fine line between evil and underpaid."

- Carol The Secretary, Dilbert (1/14/2007)

"nmg175" wrote in message . ..
Saw a B/G Marine with what appeared to be Navy Pilot Wings on his tunic on
C-SPAN.

But these were different, they had a Star in the middle, looked very similar
to the U.S. Air Force Senior Pilot wings.

Have they gone to this approach, with Command Pilot also?

Or where these some sort of other Aeronautical Speciality?


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Old January 18th 07, 03:10 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
qui si parla Campagnolo
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Mike Kanze wrote:
During the Vietnam era a number of USMC flight students went through the USAF pilot training pipeline as an expediency. Thus it would not be surprising to hear of a serving General officer still sporting Wings of Lead, especially if his later flying career (C-130s, for example) never took him in the vicinity of El Boat or required him to carqual.


BUT if they went on to fly in the USMC, they would have had gold wings,
not USAF wings, even if they didn't go to the boat..I'm guessing it was
Naval Parachutist wings...get USA jump wings, do 5 more jumps, get USN
jump wings.

If they were gold, the "star" may in fact have been a deployed parachute, i.e., Naval Parachutist.

--
Mike Kanze

"There's a fine line between evil and underpaid."

- Carol The Secretary, Dilbert (1/14/2007)

"nmg175" wrote in message . ..
Saw a B/G Marine with what appeared to be Navy Pilot Wings on his tunic on
C-SPAN.

But these were different, they had a Star in the middle, looked very similar
to the U.S. Air Force Senior Pilot wings.

Have they gone to this approach, with Command Pilot also?

Or where these some sort of other Aeronautical Speciality?


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Old January 18th 07, 03:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
qui si parla Campagnolo
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nmg175 wrote:
Saw a B/G Marine with what appeared to be Navy Pilot Wings on his tunic on
C-SPAN.

But these were different, they had a Star in the middle, looked very similar
to the U.S. Air Force Senior Pilot wings.

Have they gone to this approach, with Command Pilot also?

Or where these some sort of other Aeronautical Speciality?


If not really a star, could have been aircrew wings, from a former
enlisted life..did USMC have aircrew wings?

BUT, USN hasn't sullied the Gold wings with goofy stars and I doubt any
USN/USMC aviator would sully his unisform with USAF or USA wings.

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Old January 18th 07, 03:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Greasy Rider[_1_]
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On 18 Jan 2007 06:13:14 -0800, "qui si parla Campagnolo"
postulated :

If not really a star, could have been aircrew wings, from a former
enlisted life..did USMC have aircrew wings?


Yep; I earned mine in May of 1957 NATTC Memphis, TN. and I have the
scars to prove it.
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Old January 18th 07, 07:16 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Mike Kanze
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BUT if they went on to fly in the USMC, they would have had gold wings

Not necessarily.

Nearly all of the JOs in VMA(AW)-224 sported Wings of Lead when that outfit deployed with CVW-15 / USS CORAL SEA during 1972. Only the senior leadership of 224 were carqualed (i.e., Wings of Gold) and none of these folks had seen a rounddown since the training command.

However, I suspect the JOs all earned their Wings of Gold during that cruise, on the basis of OJT if nothing else.

This was the first time the Marines had ever taken the A-6 aboard the boat, having previously operated it ashore in expeditionary mode. 224 went through a carqual syllabus as part of its pre-cruise workup which could only be described as "colorful," with the LEX's skipper effectively banishing them from his flight deck.

--
Mike Kanze

"There's a fine line between evil and underpaid."

- Carol The Secretary, Dilbert (1/14/2007)

"qui si parla Campagnolo" wrote in message ps.com...

Mike Kanze wrote:
During the Vietnam era a number of USMC flight students went through the USAF pilot training pipeline as an expediency. Thus it would not be surprising to hear of a serving General officer still sporting Wings of Lead, especially if his later flying career (C-130s, for example) never took him in the vicinity of El Boat or required him to carqual.


BUT if they went on to fly in the USMC, they would have had gold wings,
not USAF wings, even if they didn't go to the boat..I'm guessing it was
Naval Parachutist wings...get USA jump wings, do 5 more jumps, get USN
jump wings.

If they were gold, the "star" may in fact have been a deployed parachute, i.e., Naval Parachutist.

--
Mike Kanze

"There's a fine line between evil and underpaid."

- Carol The Secretary, Dilbert (1/14/2007)

"nmg175" wrote in message . ..
Saw a B/G Marine with what appeared to be Navy Pilot Wings on his tunic on
C-SPAN.

But these were different, they had a Star in the middle, looked very similar
to the U.S. Air Force Senior Pilot wings.

Have they gone to this approach, with Command Pilot also?

Or where these some sort of other Aeronautical Speciality?


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in the vicinity of El Boat or required him to carqual. /FONT/DIV
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BRC-SPAN.BRBRBut these were different, they had a Star in the middle,
looked very similar BRto the U.S. Air Force Senior Pilot wings.BRBRHave
they gone to this approach, with Command Pilot also?BRBROr where these
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Old January 19th 07, 04:22 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
vincent p. norris
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During the Vietnam era a number of USMC flight students went through the USAF pilot training pipeline as an expediency.

Migawd!!! I never heard that!!!

I was a Marine-no-longer-on-active-duty by that time, but nevertheless
it's hard to believe. Can you supply details?

vince norris
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Old January 19th 07, 04:25 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
vincent p. norris
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Mike Kanze wrote:
During the Vietnam era a number of USMC flight students went through the USAF pilot training pipeline as an expediency. Thus it would not be surprising to hear of a serving General officer still sporting Wings of Lead, especially if his later flying career (C-130s, for example) never took him in the vicinity of El Boat or required him to carqual.


BUT if they went on to fly in the USMC, they would have had gold wings,
not USAF wings, even if they didn't go to the boat....


The got gold wings wihout CQing?

I'm guessing it was Naval Parachutist wings...


This gets more bewildering by the minute. What do Parachutist wings
have to do with being a Naval Aviator?

vince norris
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Old January 19th 07, 03:03 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
qui si parla Campagnolo
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vincent p. norris wrote:
Mike Kanze wrote:
During the Vietnam era a number of USMC flight students went through the USAF pilot training pipeline as an expediency. Thus it would not be surprising to hear of a serving General officer still sporting Wings of Lead, especially if his later flying career (C-130s, for example) never took him in the vicinity of El Boat or required him to carqual.


BUT if they went on to fly in the USMC, they would have had gold wings,
not USAF wings, even if they didn't go to the boat....


The got gold wings wihout CQing?

I'm guessing it was Naval Parachutist wings...


This gets more bewildering by the minute. What do Parachutist wings
have to do with being a Naval Aviator?

vince norris


I knew guys that flew the C-130 in the USMC, that never went thru USN
training of any sort and a few that started USN training, T-34, T-28,
NO CQ, then off to helos or trash haulers. Not all USMC students when I
was in the TRACOM(1973-1974) went to the boat.

But the OP said he saw some gold wings on some general USMC officer on
TV with what looked like not a shield/anchor on his gold wings..some
'postulated' that they might be USN master jump wings is all.

 




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