|This DVD contains the actual, uncut 8mm home movies filmed by a crewmember.
|USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39), 1954-55 Med Cruise. I was thrilled to get these films, as footage of the Lake Champlain as a CVA is very hard to find. But in the end, this is a great period home movie, with great vintage flight ops.
|Great scenes of the flight deck. This film provides a great look a very cool period of Naval Aviation.
|Great flight operations with Skyraiders, Cougars and Panthers. Includes a minor mishap: A Panther into the barrier.
|Excellent gunnery practice, ending with the target in the water burning.
|Good liberty scenes, but not too much. This DVD is mostly aboard the Lake Champlain.
|And, of course, that big 39 on the bow and stern!!
|About 22 minutes running time.
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|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.