USS Forrestal CVA-59 1956 & 1963



USS Forrestal CVA-59 1956 & 1963




DVD Content
This DVD contains the actual, uncut footage that was filmed by an A3D pilot who flew aboard USS Forrestal during the 1956 and 1963 Med Cruises. A fantastic look into Naval Aviation (NAVAIR) in the 1950s and 1960s. This DVD also contains other unique footage filmed by the same pilot -Very unique, never before seen footage
The DVD begins with a short sequence of SNJ trainers doing Field Landing Practice FLP) at Pensacola NAS
Next, we sit in the cockpit of an R5D making a landing on a VERY small island out in the middle of nowhere.
Great launch and recovery sequences from 1956, including the very first A3D carrier quals, which took place aboard Forrestal. The carrier quals were filmed from both the cockpit and carrier.
Great liberty sequences from Med Ports
A short sequence of A3D formation flying, from the cockpit. Also, an A3D making an emergency landing at an unknown air station. The label on the can reads "LCDR McPherson Emergency Landing, 1959. A lot of sparks when she touches down.
Short sequence of RA-5C flying footage, filmed from an A3D.
Excellent footage of 1963 flight operations aboard Forrestal.
Over 23 minutes running time.

 

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General Notes and Ordering Information
  • Add $4.75 shipping per order. Payment can be made via Paypal talachan@verizon.net or send a check/money order/cash to:
    Gary Schreffler
    15707 Ambiance Drive
    North Potomac, MD 20878
  • For orders outside the United States please e-mail me first at talachan@verizon.net for shipping total.
  • Combined shipping for multiple DVD orders
  • Produced by GRS Videos (TM). GRS Videos is dedicated to the preservation of Naval Aviation film footage. This passion began when the son of a recently deceased Korean War veteran told me how he had thrown away all of those "old 8mm films of planes flying off of a ship". Yes, I cried. Our heritage MUST be preserved. As a veteran of Naval Aviation, I have a strong interest in ensuring that our stories are not forgotten. If you have footage (16mm, 8mm, VHS, Super 8, Beta, or Digital) contact me at PLAT_Collector@verizon.net. I will also gladly trade any footage I have for new footage (any format). So, if I have Naval Aviation footage you want, and you have something I do not have, contact me and I am confident we can work something out. I am always looking for new PLAT mishaps and home movies/video of carrier operations and life on carriers. All proceeds go into obtaining and preserving more Naval Aviation footage. Gary R. Schreffler served on USS Midway (with HS-12) from 1984-1991.

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