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Naval Aviation

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Comment by Kathy B on November 28, 2009 at 11:45am
Hi ladies - home from Norfolk and seeing Rachel. We did an early weekend thing (Tues - Fri) as we have a wedding in Frankenmuth today. Got to spend 2 hours in the 53 sim and OMG is it hard!!!!! I have newfound respect for what these kids do! Rachel was quoted in local paper article about remembering our troops over the holidays. Check it out at

Chris - congrats to Erin!!!
Andrea - Glad to hear Sarah winged and I know you loved every minute :)
Jane - I'm so glad Brian has helos. :)
Comment by Leslie on November 28, 2009 at 11:38am
flyboymom -- I live sortof near you. New Smyrna Beach. What do you think? An hour and a half away? I'd love to meet in the middle sometime. Or, come on over to the beach !! Isn't Clermont just off Hwy 50? I don't know of anyone else near us.
Comment by Chris on November 28, 2009 at 9:56am
A reminder to newbie's. go to the discussion section and look up stages of aviation training on page 2. It goes through the stages and a lot of the lingo is there. I even printed it out to refer to.
Comment by flyboymom on November 28, 2009 at 8:45am
Are there any aviation Moms located in the Orlando/Central Florida area? I live in Clermont and would love to touch base with other Moms nearby!
Comment by Julie on November 28, 2009 at 8:43am
Hi everyone,
So I am learning all the time also. The RAG is the replacement air group. Andrew will be training in Norfolk to replace a squadron on a carrier that will be losing aviators through a variety of reasons. ( finishing commitment, becoming instructors etc.) I feel like he is in our own backyard from Texas to Virginia- and his little sister is in college in PA so they are both happy about that. I think he will be feeling a lot better once SERE's is over and he his home for Christmas. He is driving up to Maine Sunday. Please remember all of our aviators as they go through this difficult training simulating "downed aircraft and capture". Thank you all for your support. Although I am not a frequent writer I enjoy learning from all of you.
Leslie,-- you have a great sense of humor!!
Jane,-- I'll talk with you soon.
Comment by Leslie on November 28, 2009 at 8:00am
Thanks for the info, ladies. Keep it coming.

Jane,-- Conor say" Congtats" to your Brian.

Lynn, --They do select after primary. Then advanced, then the RAG. I don't know exactly what it is or what it stand for.

Julie, -- Enjoy having Andrew home .
Comment by rose4256 on November 28, 2009 at 6:28am
Leslie: good suggestion about the info on our avaitors. I'm not really up on the lingo yet, but here goes:
My son ,Ray an Ensign, just finished up IFS in P'cola and is waiting to class up to API. He is home now and will be back again for Christmas
Comment by Lynn on November 27, 2009 at 4:57pm
Learning new stuff again! I know I've heard this before; but what is RAG again? And they select after primary, right? I forgot to add in my info that son, Nate, is a SNA (student naval aviator). Waiting for Christmas to see him.
Comment by Sandy on November 26, 2009 at 1:02pm
Leslie, I know you have enjoyed having the boys at home. I have a son, Stephen, stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. His wife is there also. He is deploying for six months on Monday to Japan. He is the NFO for P-3s. They are celebrating today with their military friends and some of their new found friends in the neighborhood. What a wonderful new experience for them, along with kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding. I asked them, "Are you livin' the dream?" --to quote you!
Comment by Julie on November 26, 2009 at 9:58am
Julie, son Andrew, USN LTJG. Finished 2nd in his class VT21 Kingsville chosen in quality spread to learn additional T44. Winged Oct. 9 ,2009 Corpus Christi. Now in the RAG in Norfolk VA - VAW 120 to fly the E2/C2. First time home for Thanksgiving in 3 years- off to Sere's Monday and then home for Christmas.
I pray all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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