Unless otherwise noted, the following images are from personal collections and may not be used without permission. Permission is hereby granted for any F-8 pilot to use these images, for personal use only.
Manning A/C; note SPAR, plane guard DD[Hear an F-8 start! 458 kb, may take a while to load, be patient]
Taxiing onto the cat - port cat Shangri-la / VF-13, stbd cat Hancock / VF-24 [VF-24 courtesy Steve Govus, VAH-10]
3 Crusaders near Crete
View Through The Gunsight
Plugging an A-4 tanker
Plugging an A-4 tanker - cockpit view
Dirty Dancing -- it ain't fun, but it can be done.
Hook Check. Click on the boat, if you can find it. (LCdr. Paul Skarlatos)
Boards out, dumping fuel (VF-211 F-8A; USN photo)Visit the Checkmates
LSO view of F-8 (Jerry Bishop, controlling - CVA-38)[sound file attached, loads last]
F-8's view of LSO (U.S. Navy Photo -- VFP-62 nose camera, Cdr. Mo Hayes presiding)
An F-8 trap; it's quite a ride!
Taxiing into the pack
OOPS!! Rolling, slick decks can be a problem.
Two Ramp Strikes..the F-8's nemesis. One day, one night
The Very First F-8 Barricade Trap - and over the side! [link]
RF-8G taking the net - broken starboard MLG
Deck level ejection following MLG failure & fire (series of 9 photos)
Morest following MLG failure (series of 9 photos)VF-24 F-8 @ Cam Ranh Bay, 1966; is this you? (Courtesy Tom Pirtle; visit his site)
An F-8 arrives at the U.S.S. Intrepid Museum (Courtesy Kevin Coyne)