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[[image]] THE NAVAL MISSION Naval Aviation is thoroughly integrated in the Naval Mission; it plays an indispensable role in every facet of Naval undertaking. The attack carrier forces fight to secure an objective area or to destroy enemy forces afloat or ashore. The broad ocean areas must be covered, particularly against the undersea menace. Here again, the rapid search rate, the ability to get there quickly, and the great utility of aircraft comes into play.—Adm. J.S.Russell, VCNO ★ ★ ★ ★ ◼︎ COVER These young gentlemen, Lt. Dick Gordon and Ltjg Bobbie Young of VF-121, NAS Miramar, captured on 24 May one of our nation's and the world's most significant aviation awards, the Bendix Trophy, a miniature of which they are holding 10 minutes after landing at NAS New York. NAVAL AVIATION NEWS FORTY-SECOND YEAR OF PUBLICATION, JULY 1961 ◼︎ IN THIS ISSUE Phantom II Record Flight 6 Lt. Aldo Da Rodda gives play-by-play account of Project LANA in which transcontinental records are broken. World Record Log 12 In seaplanes, landplanes and even balloons, Naval Aviators have compiled a healthy total of air marks. Recollections of an RIO 15 Ltjg. E.A. Coward who rode LANA One as RIO tells his part of F4H-1 record flight. NAA/FAI Story 16 Since 1905, Federation Aéronautique Internationale has been world arbiter in aerial record matters. Miramar Masters 20 VCP-63 turns aerial cameras on Miramar squadrons. Flying Boat Years 25 Another in the Naval Aircraft series by Hal Andrews treats of low-and-slow but potent patrol aviation. ◼︎ THE STAFF Cr. George F. Rodgers Head, Aviation Periodicals Office Cdr. Walter E. Aymond Editor Izetta Winter Robb Managing Editor LCdr. R.J. Massey, Joseph E. Oglesby, JOCS Associate Editors Cdr. Oliver Ortman, Harold Andrews Contributing Editors Dorothy L Bennefeld Assistant Editor James M. Springer Art Director Issuance of this publication was approved by the Secretary of the Navy on 3 April 1961 Published monthly by Chief of Naval Operations and Bureau of Naval Weapons to disseminate safety, training, maintenance, and technical data. Send mail to Naval Aviation News, Op 05A5, Navy Department, Washington 25, D.C. Office is located at 2306 Munitions Bldg. Telephone: Oxford 62252 or 62259. Annual subscription rate is $2.50 check or money order ($1.00 additional for foreign mailing) made payable to Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D.C. Single copy, $.25.
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