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Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Puerto Rico 1939, Gov. Leahy

Puerto Rico 1939, Gov. Leahy

First aviator class at the Naval Air Station: Pensacola, Florida

Naval Aviation

Pilots at Pensacola Naval Air Station: Pensacola, Florida

United States Code: Naval Aviation, 34 U.S.C. §§ 731-748 (1925)

Photograph of Crew Bunks of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Head-Chief Inspector of Structures Walking Through a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Interior Hull of a Dirigible before Gas Cells were Installed, ca. 1933

Photograph of Crews Quarters in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Oil Tank on the USS Akron, ca. 1933

Photograph Rising the First Main Frame of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock , ca. 1933

Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Propeller on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Side Corridor on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters, ca. 1933

Photograph of Engine Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph Looking Down in Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible , ca. 1933

Photograph of the Nose of the USS Akron being Attached, ca. 1933

Two Photograph of the Catwalk on the USS Akron, ca. 1933

Photograph of Control Wires and Pulleys on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Navigation Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Starboard Side of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

United States Code: Naval Aviation, 34 U.S.C. § 732a (Suppl. 5 1934)

United States Code: Naval Aviation, 34 U.S.C. § 732a (Suppl. 2 1934)

United States Code: Naval Aviation, 34 U.S.C. § 732a (Suppl. 1 1934)

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

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PRESIDENT AWARDS SCHIFF TROPHY, WASHINGTON, D.C. JANUARY 14. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT PRESENTING THE SCHIFF TROPHY FOR 1936 TO COMMANDER ANDREW C. McFALL, U.S.N., COMMANDER OF THE TRAINING SQUADRON 8 D 5 JUDGED TO BE THE MOST EFFICIENTLY OPERATED SQUADRON IN THE U.S. NAVAL AVIATION LAST YEAR. THE HERBERT SCHIFF TROPHY IS A MEMORIAL TO LIEUT. HERBERT SCHIFF, DECEASED, A NAVAL AVIATOR DURING THE WORLD WAR. IN THE PHOTOGRAPH, L TO R: PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, WALTER C. B[...], WILLIAM SCHIFF, DONOR OF THE TROPHY AND BROTHER OF THE LATE LIEUT. SCHIFF, [...] COMDR. ANDREW C. McFALL; AND ADMIRAL WILLIAM D. LEAHY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

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Kirkenes

Navy dive bomber for Curtiss Propeller Company

[Consolidated PBY-3 Catalina and Control Tower at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Bethlehem Steel Corporation]

Naval Photography School students loading aerial camera on to a plane at NAS Pensacola

[Consolidated PBY-3 Catalina at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Bethlehem Steel Corporation]

"Jiu Jitsu" at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) in Jacksonville

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United States Code: Naval Aviation, 34 U.S.C. § 737 (Suppl. 2 1946)

United States Code: Naval Aviation, 34 U.S.C. §§ 733-748 (Suppl. 4 1946)

United States Code: Naval Aviation, 34 U.S.C. § 737 (Suppl. 1 1946)

Filmming of "On an Island with You," Anna Maria Island, Florida

Aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge, Sydney Harbour, 1948 / photographer Ted Hood

Convair turbo prop

Waving Apollo 8 Astronauts Leaving Recovery Helicopter

The "Ten Commandments of Naval Aviation" posted on a bulkhead at Patrol Squadron 69 headquarters

ENS Dave Waterman, Training Squadron 86 (VT-86) demonstrates survival equipment as LTJG Nick Nickels, Training Squadron 4 (VT-4) helps 10-year-old Kathryne Drlicka with her helmet. Kathryne is one of many youngsters taking part in the National Museum of Naval Aviation's "Adventure Deck Program. In addition to such equipment demonstrations by student naval flight officers from area training squadrons, the program also features simulators and flight gear displays, engine models, and flag and pennant exhibits

As their father stands by, 10-year-old Kathryne Drlicka and her brother, Michael, explore the cockpit simulator of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. The youngsters are taking part in the museum's "Adventure Deck Program which, in addition to aircraft simulators, features equipment demonstrations by student naval flight officers from area training squadrons, flight gear displays, engine models, and flag and pennant exhibits

Micheal Drlicka inspects the instrument panel in an F-4 Phantom II aircraft cockpit simulator at the National Museum of Naval Aviation's "Adventure Deck." In addition to simulators and flight gear displays, the Adventure Deck Program features engine models, flag and pennant exhibits, and equipment demonstrations by student naval flight officers from area training squadrons

Kathryne Drlicka, a 10-year-old visitor to the National Museum of Naval Aviation's "Adventure Deck," attempts to eject from a simulated flight seat. In addition to simulators and flight gear displays, the Adventure Deck Program features engine models, flag and pennant exhibits, and equipment demonstrations by student naval flight officers from area training squadrons

X-36 Carried Aloft by Helicopter during Radio and Telemetry Tests

CAFSU sailor provides maintenance support aboard French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team performs special flight manuvers

The U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology give visitors a unique look at the developing history of modern Naval aviation armament.

Eleven Navy museums located at shore installations around the country attract two million visitors annually, and display over one million artifacts

Tim Hoffman, an aerospace engineer from Naval Aviation Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) Depot North Island, Calif., evaluates damage to a UH-1 Huey

The Honorable William A. Navas Jr., assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) listens to AT1 Randy B. Jackson,

Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Jeffery A. Grosso shows the Honorable William A. Navas Jr. a wiring training station used to teacher recruits necessary wiring used in naval weapons,

Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Stephen Black will be the last person in Naval Aviation history to ride the famous Dilbert Dunker.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway past Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to San Diego Bay.

Tugboats tow the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway into the San Diego bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway into the San Diego bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay.

A retired E-2 Hawkeye is hoisted aboard the decomissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island.

A retired A-6 Intruder is hoisted aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island,

A retired E-2 Hawkeye is hoisted aboard the decomissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush addresses an audience of 300 specially invited guests at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway makes its way across the San Diego bay to its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation.

Against the backdrop of the Battle of Letye Gulf Memorial in downtown San Diego, the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier

Against the backdrop of the Aircraft Carrier Memorial in downtown San Diego, the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier .

Spectators view the carrier Midway as she is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier where she will be the centerpiece of the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier where she will be the centerpiece of the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation.

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation

Capt. Daniel Ouimette, Commodore, Training Air Wing One (TW-1), left, and Cmdr. Paul Shankland, Commanding Officer, Training Squadron Nine (VT-9), inspect the last T-2C Buckeye training jet to make an arrested landing.

Capt. Daniel Ouimette, Commodore, Training Air Wing One (TW-1), left, presents the last T-2C Buckeye.

Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Patrick Kilgore gives students from the Washington D.C., Reach for Tomorrow program at glance at some AIM-9 Sidewinder air-air missiles.

Students practice working with an inert practice bomb during a six week-long Air Launched Weapons course.

Electricians Mate 3rd Class Jason Burnett, of Snohomish, Wash., takes readings from a circuit board.

Sailors assigned to Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC) boards a Escambia County school bus as they evacuate Naval Air Station Pensacola in preparation of Hurricane Ivan.

Aviation Electronics� Technician 1st Class Phillip Crosby musters students assigned to Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC) as they head for buses.

Students assigned to Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC) place sand bags in front of their barrack�s main entrance as they prepare to evacuate Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.

Airman David Murrel, assigned to Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC), boards an Escambia County school bus as they evacuate Naval Air Station Pensacola.

A Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94 engine from a World War II PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber was ripped off its engine mount at The National Museum of Naval Aviation during Hurricane Ivan.

A Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94 engine from a World War II PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber lays on the Pensacola, Florida, tarmac after being ripped off its engine mount at The National Museum of Naval Aviation by Hurricane Ivan