Member / Son Night – Flying on USS Hornet – S2F Plane Captain Jake Jacobs

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August 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CAA Clubhouse
Jake Jacobs

CAA member Jake Jacobs will talk about anti-submarine operations with VS-38 on the USS Hornet. 

The talk will include the methods of detection deployed by the Grumman S2F aircraft and the means to destroy enemy submarines during the cold war. It will include a short video of shipboard operations with catapult and deck launches, jet air support and helicopter operations.

As a Plane Captain (Crew Chief) for aircraft ST21, Jacobs saw the action up close and personal and will talk about the VS-38 squadron, the far east PacWest aircraft carrier cruise and home base operations at North Island Coronado. And a carrier/destroyer collision caused by a submarine.