DAY 1
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: BRITT DIETZ
AIRSHOW
Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011
[ DAY 1 ] FEBRUARY 11, 2011 - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - 59 IMAGES (CANON 1D MARK III)
United States Naval aviation has a big birthday this year, turning 100 years old, and what type of party would this be without a big celebration? But not just any birthday party, a year long multi event celebration of the Centennial of US Naval Aviation. Starting off this party is the kick-off event at Naval Station North Island on Coronado Island, San Diego in Southern California. READ FULL AIRSHOW WRITE UP
VIEW ADDITIONAL DAYS FROM THIS EVENT:
CURRENTLY
VIEWING
DAY 1
GO
TO
DAY 2
GALLERY ADDED: February 12, 2011
GALLERY LAST UPDATED: April 5, 2011
SORT GALLERY BY:
EVENT ORDER
AIRCRAFT TYPE
PHOTO GALLERY
 San Diego, California - You could say that it was 100 years in the making, a celebration of epic proportions. United States Naval Aviation has a big birthday this month, turning the big 100 years old and what type of party would this be without a big celebration? Not just any birthday party, a year long multi event celebration of the Centennial of US Naval Aviation spanning across the USA. Starting off this incredible party hosted by the United States Military was the kick-off event held at Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado Island in San Diego, California. This one-of-a-kind event took place on February 12, 2011, and showcased Naval Aviation throughout the years ending with an incredible look at modern US Naval Airpower with an entire Carrier Air Wing formation flyover. While 100 years may seem like a long time for most, it's just the beginning for the US Navy compared to many centuries of military might evolution in other countries. What sets the United States apart, however, is the rapid development of Military technology and the ability to stay ahead of the world with cutting edge weaponry.From the first test flight of an aircraft off a US Navy warship in 1910 to the first Naval Aviator taking flight in a seaplane in 1911, the US Navy led the way for aquatic aircraft in military service. The idea and concept for the first naval catapult for aircraft off ships was developed in 1915 by a Captain in the Navy. Naval aviation was just getting started, but developing quickly. While Naval aviation played a key role in those early years and through World War 1, it wasn't until the second World War that the true potential for military aviation, especially with the entrance of the Aircraft Carrier as a key component of war, truly came to light as the future... CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL WRITE UP ON THE CENTENNIAL OF NAVAL AVIATION 2011
Photo gallery from the February 11, 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 featuring 59 images. Photos taken by Aviation Photographer Britt Dietz.
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Consolidated
PB4Y-2 Privateer
> MORE LIKE THIS
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Consolidated
PB4Y-2 Privateer
> MORE LIKE THIS
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Centennial of  Naval Aviation - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Centennial of Naval Aviation
> MORE LIKE THIS
Centennial of Naval Aviation - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Naval Centennial - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Naval Centennial
> MORE LIKE THIS
Naval Centennial - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
North American T-28C Trojan - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
North American
T-28C Trojan
> MORE LIKE THIS
North American T-28C Trojan - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Lockheed S-3B Viking - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Lockheed
S-3B Viking
> MORE LIKE THIS
Lockheed S-3B Viking - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Lockheed S-3B Viking - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Lockheed
S-3B Viking
> MORE LIKE THIS
Lockheed S-3B Viking - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Lockheed S-3B Viking - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Lockheed
S-3B Viking
> MORE LIKE THIS
Lockheed S-3B Viking - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman EA-6B Prowler - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman
EA-6B Prowler
> MORE LIKE THIS
Grumman EA-6B Prowler - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing EA-18G Growler - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
EA-18G Growler
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing EA-18G Growler - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing EA-18G Growler - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
EA-18G Growler
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing EA-18G Growler - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman C-2A Greyhound - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman
C-2A Greyhound
> MORE LIKE THIS
Grumman C-2A Greyhound - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman C-2A Greyhound - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman
C-2A Greyhound
> MORE LIKE THIS
Grumman C-2A Greyhound - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18B Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18B Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18B Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Beechcraft T-34C Mentor - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Beechcraft
T-34C Mentor
> MORE LIKE THIS
Beechcraft T-34C Mentor - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
> MORE LIKE THIS
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
> MORE LIKE THIS
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
> MORE LIKE THIS
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing T-45C Goshawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
T-45C Goshawk
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing T-45C Goshawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing CH-46E Sea  Knight - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
CH-46E Sea Knight
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing T-45C Goshawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
T-45C Goshawk
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing T-45C Goshawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman
E-2C Hawkeye
> MORE LIKE THIS
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman
E-2C Hawkeye
> MORE LIKE THIS
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman
E-2C Hawkeye
> MORE LIKE THIS
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Grumman
E-2C Hawkeye
> MORE LIKE THIS
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Raytheon T-6B Texan  II - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Raytheon
T-6B Texan II
> MORE LIKE THIS
Raytheon T-6B Texan II - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing T-45C Goshawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
T-45C Goshawk
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing T-45C Goshawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing CH-46E Sea  Knight - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
CH-46E Sea Knight
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell
MV-22 Osprey
> MORE LIKE THIS
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell
MV-22 Osprey
> MORE LIKE THIS
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell
MV-22 Osprey
> MORE LIKE THIS
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell
MV-22 Osprey
> MORE LIKE THIS
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell
MV-22 Osprey
> MORE LIKE THIS
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Bell
MV-22 Osprey
> MORE LIKE THIS
Bell MV-22 Osprey - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Sikorsky
MH-60R Seahawk
> MORE LIKE THIS
Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18C Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
> MORE LIKE THIS
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
US Navy Ship: USS Peleliu - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
US Navy Ship:
USS Peleliu
> MORE LIKE THIS
US Navy Ship: USS Peleliu - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Beech C-45H Expeditor - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Beech
C-45H Expeditor
> MORE LIKE THIS
Beech C-45H Expeditor - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Rockwell OV-10B Bronco - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Rockwell
OV-10B Bronco
> MORE LIKE THIS
Rockwell OV-10B Bronco - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Rockwell OV-10B Bronco - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Rockwell
OV-10B Bronco
> MORE LIKE THIS
Rockwell OV-10B Bronco - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18B Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18B Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18B Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18B Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18B Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18B Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18A Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18A Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18A Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18A Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18B Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18B Hornet
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18B Hornet - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing F/A-18 Hornets - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Boeing
F/A-18 Hornets
> MORE LIKE THIS
Boeing F/A-18 Hornets - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS-D - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
Northrop Grumman
X-47B UCAS-D
> MORE LIKE THIS
Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS-D - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
US Navy Ship: USS Pinckney - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
US Navy Ship:
USS Pinckney
> MORE LIKE THIS
US Navy Ship: USS Pinckney - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
US Navy Ship: USS Pinckney - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
US Navy Ship:
USS Pinckney
> MORE LIKE THIS
US Navy Ship: USS Pinckney - Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011 [ DAY 1 ]
VIEW ADDITIONAL DAYS FROM THIS EVENT:
CURRENTLY
VIEWING
DAY 1
GO
TO
DAY 2