Dual 1,000th ‘Traps’ Achieved Aboard USS Nimitz

From the Navy Website. I am proud that one of these Aviators, Cmdr. Robert Loughran is the Commanding Officer of VFA-147, The Argonauts! I served in the Argonauts when they were VA-147 operating the venerable and dependable LTV A-7E Corsair II. The tradition remains. It is one of only three commands that I served in that still is in service……………………………………..

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the

1,000 traps is a big deal. Bank on it. Ask some of our Lexicans that are Aviators and NFOs about that.

Dual 1,000th ‘Traps’ Achieved Aboard USS Nimitz.

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6 responses to “Dual 1,000th ‘Traps’ Achieved Aboard USS Nimitz

  1. ejesegundo

    I was on that flight deck in 1984 when CAPT Eugene Conner (NIMITZ CO) and CDR Dan.Rainey (CAG, CVW-8) bagged Nimitz’s 100,000th trap. In an S-3, Everything changes but so much remains the same.

    • I was an instructor at the A-6 RAG at NAS Whidbey Island then.
      We do such a fine job of dating ourselves.

    • Was on the Connie for the 165,000th trap. Matter of fact, Joe and I made that trap. Was supposed to go to the skipper of VA-165, a great connection for that number. Skipper got a foul deck wave off, Joe and I were next. Had no clue of the significance attached to our landing. Got to have a big cake with the Captain of the Connie.
      Felt bad about the foul deck wave off. Everything was in place for the skipper, he was a good guy and it was appropriate that he should bag number 165,000. Things happen. 😎

  2. Sadly in this day and age, there won’t be many more of these… Not enough flight hours, and folks bailing early.

    • ejesegundo

      When I joined in 1980 everything was about to end also. Hope you’re wrong. Have to wait and see.

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