In 1911, Eugene Ely completed the first landing and take-off from a naval vessel. With this action, naval aviation was born. 

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    Landings are Mandatory: Lt. Don Engen and the Mirror Landing System October 28, 2022 40 Years Building a Dream September 21, 2022 Phantom Flyers: Aerial Victory over North Vietnam June 21, 2022 Before Top Gun, Hollywood Promoted Naval Aviation with Dirigible May 26, 2022 Life at Sea: The Thirty-Hour Day March 30, 2022
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    My Path: Captain Sterling Gilliam; Director; National Naval Aviation Museum Have you ever wondered how important people get to where they are? National Naval Aviation Museum director; Captain Sterling Gilliam; shares his path in this segment brought to you by STEM in 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qhvV0Bvz4w&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_VvN6SkGaFShkAyOcNX8Rry&index=5 Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Aircraft, Airships, Aviation, Behind the scenes, Military aviation, Modern military aviation, Naval aviation, People

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    Air and Space Live Chat: The Blue Angels For 75 years; the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have been wowing crowds around the world. Hear more about the Blue Angels and their flight demonstrations here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xoh61TTEbdU Aviation, Military aviation, Naval aviation

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    My Path: Through the Eye of the Storm: A Hurricane Hunter (First Lt. Garrett Black) Do you have what it takes to fly through the eye of a massive hurricane? Find out by learning about First Lt. Garrett Black; a member of the USAF 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp7HPzBBaDY Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Aviation, Behind the scenes, Naval aviation, Physical science, People, Science, Technology and Engineering

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    My Path: CDR Ray Gator Stromberger Commander Ray Stromberger talks about the path that led him to becoming the navigator aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DG-PcZfAWk&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_VvN6SkGaFShkAyOcNX8Rry&index=4 Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Airships, Aviation, Behind the scenes, Naval aviation, Technology and Engineering, Military aviation

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    STEM in 30: The Science of Landing a Really Fast Plane on a Really Big Boat Learn about the math; science; and human element it takes to land on and launch off an aircraft carrier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJfqN7aHhoU Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 6 Military aviation, Naval aviation, Aviation

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    STEM in 30: The Need for Speed: TOPGUN and Naval Aviation! Learn about aircraft carrier aviation with the US Navy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-AYK-3QrdY&feature=youtu.be Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Naval aviation, Modern military aviation, Science

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