- Posted July 25, 2012 by
Assignment: Airplane window photos
Hello, I'm working with an older web browser and I'm unable to use your online submission tool. I'm sending these photos and story along for consideration for your Assignment: Airplane window photos series. These photos were taken while I was in the Navy, so I don't know if they qualify as they weren't from commercial or civil aviation. None of the content requires advisory labeling for content. I agree to the terms of service. ### Diamond of Diamonds - US Navy In the mid-1980s, I was an enlisted Naval Aircrewman flying in the S-3A Viking, deployed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and flying with the Dragonfires of VS-29. During that time, I was able to snap off a few nice photos. On two occasions, I was up front in the co-pilot's seat, where my best pictures were shot. My usual station only had a small window, about the same as what you'd have in an airliner. The photo of the more colorful airplane is an S-3A Viking. The other three photos were taken during a "diamond of diamond" flight - four aircraft in formation forming four diamonds, and those four diamonds in turn making up a large diamond of 16 aircraft. This was flown over Perth, Australia a day or so before pulling into port in 1985. The two photos with a single aircraft are EA-6B Prowlers, and the other aircraft shows a Prowler in the foreground with a diamond formation of A-6E Intruders in the background.