I had the privilege of experiencing something that will never happen again in my lifetime -- the 100 Year Celebration of Naval Aviation. To begin with it's hard to beat a sunny San Diego 75 degree day - but when you add 200 planes flying over Coronado Bridge and up the San Diego Bay with the city skyline in the background it just doesn't get any better. The show started with aircraft from the early years and proceeded through WWI & WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. The second half of the flyover was comprised of current Naval and Marine Corps aircraft. The flyover ended with 36 planes flying in perfect formation overhead. It was truly a history lesson before our eyes.
U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters fly in formation over downtown San Diego during the Navy's 100th anniversary celebration of Naval Aviation. (Photo by Ernie Grafton)
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