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ohewitt74 Impressive exhaust nozzles on the #F18 #usnavy #tailhook #demo #avgeek #picoftheday 3h

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chriswoodul Jack Woodul, my father, in his A-4E Skyhawk on Yankee Station during VietNam in 1966. Combat came early in his career, and some of that can be seen in his face here.

#aviation #navalaviator #usn #navy #pilot #cockpit #douglasaircraft #skyhawk #jet #flypast #warbird #combat #vietnam #veteran #a4skyhawk #youthlypuresome #tailhook #tailhook magazine #father #mentor #friend #planelovers #plane #instagramavaition
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  •   eseng88 Cool! I am sure you gain lot of experience from your dad. 4d
  •   mourad.parismontmartre respect for this gentleman 3d
  •   aveashek He looks like Vin Diesel 3d
  •   metricmachinist Hey Chris, I sent you an email regarding some parts I want to make - If I can nut it out - I was thinking I could make a duplicate set for you - it's all in the email 2d

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chriswoodul Repost from much earlier in my Gallery, My father, Jack Woodul, AKA 'Youthly Puresome' in the mighty Vought F-8 Crusader with VF-201, the Hunters.

#aviation #aviationphotography #megaplane #megashot #megajet #vought #crusader #fighterpilot #navalaviator #usn #tailhook #gunfighter #youthlypuresome #instagramavaition #texas #avnerd #avgeek #avporn #cockpit #martinbaker #ejectionseat
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chriswoodul My father, CDR Jack Woodul aka Youthly Puresome to those who read the 'Hook' Magazine of the 'Tailhook Association' for many years was an associate editor for this quality publication. His recurring articles written about his own experiences titled "The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome" kept many readers and other Naval Aviator's entertained for years. Its still fun to be recognized as Youthly's spawn when I come across fans of his work. Available on Amazon is this book which is a collection of all those stories, which of course I grew up on, and you can see the influence on me he has in this gallery. Dad flew A-4E's off the USS Independence with VA-86 the Sidewinders in Viet Nam in 1965-1966, a Med Cruise then on to a VA-44 as a combat experienced RAG Instructor. Just before I was born he joined Delta Airlines and the US Navy Reserves. At VF-201 the Hunters based at (then) NAS Dallas he mastered the mighty Vought F-8 Crusader (over 1500 hours in it) and finally on to the F-4 Phantom. He retired as a Captain for Delta Airlines in 1997 after 30 years and has two airplanes of his own which he regularly flies to this day. He is a masterstory teller who uses his sly sense of humor and many code names to protect the innocent and those who might not have been so so innocent (including himself quite often). The spirit of a true warrior, and Fighter Pilot as well as the most competent and professional pilot I know comes through loud and clear in this book. With over 36,000 hours of Military, Airline and Private air time, dad has been a great source of inspiration and information to me my whole life. If you want a glimpse into his world grab a kindle version and read it on the go, you will quite enjoy it!

#aviation #navalaviator #ebook #amazon #kindle #tailhook #pilot #fighterpilot #attackpilot #vietnam #veteran #skyhawk #crusader #vought #douglasaircraft #warbird #flypast #flying #delta #deltaairlines #mentor #jet #airliner #captain #youthlypuresome
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  •   cabincrew_eye @chriswoodul I can see how proud you are! Must be amazing have someone like your father around with incredible stories to share. Greet your father and your family! Hope we can meet soon! 4d
  •   frontiersofflightmuseum @chriswoodul very impressive, I want to meet your dad someday. Tell him thanks for his service for me. 4d

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troybflying You're the only propeller aircraft permanently based on the aircraft carrier (C-2 Greyhound is land based but does deliveries). You're also the largest bird on the flight deck which means your long wingspan must be foldable as you see here. As all of you propeller plane flyers know, it's a constant battle with yaw every time you change power, and landing on and aircraft carrier takes almost constant power adjustments. You have more #crew than any other aircraft with 5 onboard, and if something goes wrong ......NO EJECTION SEATS . You're first off the deck and last on due to your endurance and because you're essentially the airborne eyes of the battle group (notice the radar dome on top)! You're the E-2C Hawkeye! ️Thanks @ussmidwaymuseum 🏾. Also thank you all for your answers yesterday! ANSWERS: 1️⃣ F-8 Crusader2️⃣Made by Vought (LTV)3️⃣Replaced by F-4 Phantom, F-14 Tomcat. @lvjackpilot ️THANKS FOR THE REPOST! 4d
  •   captain_snoopy It's all gucci because I don't have an ejection seat in my blackhawk I probably wouldn't use it even if I had it anyway haha 4d
  •   jdjackson23 I am pretty sure they have parachutes 4d
  •   modollenroc Talk about transformer. 4d
  •   neverstuck Nice! 3d

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  •   v1.rotate Just got my student license today! 1w
  •   chriswoodul @v1.rotate Lucas, that is fantastic...keep on doing what you are doing and your PPL will be next! 1w
  •   godalive15 Special 1w

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mtaxley Bye Felicia 1w

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chriswoodul Just because I thought it would be a cool place to hang my flight helmet during our walkaround of the Collings Foundation's TA-4F. One hour flight logged from Addison Airport (Cavanaugh Flight Museum) in 2008. Words cannot explain the experience... #aviationphotography #aviation #megaplane #instaplane #flying #planelovers #planeporn #flypast #warbird #douglasaircraft #skyhawk #jet #instaaviation #jet #pilot #flightgear #lifesupport #collingsfoundation #addison #texas #vietnam #tailhook #classicjet #instagramavaition #avgeek #avporn #planeporn 1w

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brewseum It's Tailhook Tuesday! Come on down and land the plane on the carrier all night from 5-10pm also don't forget tomorrow is Trivia Night with Duke back on the mic with all new questions see you soon! #brewseum #brewpub #museum #tailhooktuesday #tailhook #honolulu #hawaii #brewing #beer #kakaako #waikiki #waimanustreet #craftbeer #oahu #oahubrewed #carrierlanding #trivia #442 #pilotpaleale 1w

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fightersweep Not all #MondayBlues are a bad thing, #FighterSweep faithful! We hope your day is a good one! #usn #wingsofgold #flynavy #tailhook #fa18 #hornet #force12media #fightersweepmafia 2w

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chriswoodul Mission Accomplished! Lt. Chris and Dr. Annalee are finally a married couple in what was a beautiful ceremony, with many family and friends in attendance. It was an honor to be a part of thier wedding party and I had a blast with Chris and the other Groomsmen. Fresno, California- Clovis Castle.
*As my friend is still active duty, I protect his full name for security purposes on Instagram.

#aviation #navalaviation #tailhook #wingsofgold #usn #navy #pilot #navalaviator #wedding #justmarried #california #cloviscastle #friendship
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planeform Saturday is usually a cutting day - knocking out a custom piece for one of our awesome customers as we speak. #fabrication #metalart #fab #custom #cncplasma #hypertherm #planeform #madeintheusa #avgeek #growler #ea18g #flynavy #tailhook 2w

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Clarendon Ainan Zalzabilah

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