To keep the blog post size down, I decided to put the military aircraft on display aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10) in a separate post. The World War II aircraft are inside the hangar deck right as you come aboard the ship and all are in excellent condition. Some readers may have already seen the Instagram photos I posted during the visit, these are photos taken with the Canon. It was too cold that morning to take off my gloves and Instagram the aircraft on the flight deck, instead I only took photos with the camera (which I could operate with my gloves on in the approximately 20F temperatures). The aircraft on the flight deck are in good to excellent condition as well (some fading on the sunrise side of some) and several like the SH-3G, A-6E, and F-14 appear to have been recently painted (the A-6E and F-14 don’t have unit markings reapplied yet). As I mentioned in my last post,the Vietnam Naval Support Base display is closed for renovation so the only aircraft I could see from it was the AH-1 outside the fence. It needs some work but I imagine that will part of the ongoing renovation effort as well.
I also have blog posts up with photos from the other monuments and museums I visited: Fort Moultrie, theNorth Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum, and Patriots Point. Scanning and Monitoring reports have also been posted from Day 1 and Day 2 of the two day trip.