Centennial of Naval Aviation Information Page
Sacramento, CA, Aug 27, 2011: Air Station Sacramento hosted a Centennial of Naval Aviation Open House, displaying various USCG aircraft and demonstrating Search and Rescue operations.
Seattle Seafair, July 31 - Aug 8: Hundreds of boaters gathered to view the HH-60 vertical insertion and HH-65 SAR demonstrations, highlighting the Lake Union events including the Navy Blue Angels, The L-39 Patriots and several other air shows.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 25-31: Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City supported AirVenture 2011 and Centennial of Naval Aviation celebrations during the largest airshow venue in the western hemisphere.
July 16 North Bend Open House: Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend treated visitors to an open house display of Coast Guard aircraft and equipment during its Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration.
STS-135: The shuttle program's final flight. Another historic milestone during the Centennial of Naval Aviation year. Aboard this flight were three commemorative centennial coins, one from each of the Tri-Services. Watch the youtube video here.
Port Angeles, Wash. – Coast Guard Air Station / Sector Field Office Port Angeles hosted a local celebration for the Centennial of Naval Aviation combined with a Safe Boating Expo at the Coast Guard base on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on June 25, 2011
Hawaii Update, courtesy CAPT Jack Vogt:
"On Thursday, May 12, Air Station Barbers Point aircrews joined RADM Ray at the Pacific Aviation Museum for a CoNA Hawaii Celebration Dinner. After a roll call of all Hawaiian Navy, Marine Corp and Coast Guard aviation units, naval aviation contributions were honored by a presentation of aircrew, support personnel, family, WWII, Korea and Vietnam representatives and a special ceremony for KIA, MIA and POWs. (The Air Station's) AMT2 Travis Edwards, USCG, represented the Coast Guard and all officer/enlisted/civilian support personnel who have made naval aviation the success it is today. Following keynote addresses by the Pacific Fleet Commander and RADM Ray, a toast was made by the senior naval aviator present, ADM Ron Hays, USN (Ret). RADM Ray educated the audience on the many naval aviation firsts conducted by our Coast Guard predecessors. He got a lot of laughs too. The night ended with an awesome rendition of God Bless America by Jim Nabors, aka Gomer Pyle.
The CoNA dinner was followed by the Pacific Missile Range Facility Open House in Kauai on Saturday, May 14. Air Station Barbers Point aircrews manned our aircraft static displays along with other naval aviation aircrews for over 3000 visitors. Another great event to mark CoNA festivities.
Future CoNA activities incl KBay MCAS BayFest with a tribute to Naval Aviation in July, Biggest Little Airshow on Ford Island in August, potential Open House at old Naval Air Station Barbers Point in September, and a Flight Suit (In)Formal in October at the Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point Hideaway Club."
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater celebrated the Centennial of Naval Aviation along with the dedication of an HU-16 'Albatross' aircraft, May 6, 2011. Several Coast Guard members, both active duty, reserve and retired, attended the ceremony to pay tribute to men and women who have paved the road for Coast Guard aviation and to dedicate the restored HU-16 'Albatross.' U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle