Good story about a very major milestone and joining a very unique fraternaty. 1,000 traps is just that.
I am proud that one of the Aviators is the CO of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven, The Argonauts! I was an Argonaut from November 1985 to June 1987 when were Attack Squadron One Four Seven flying the Venerable and Dependable A-7E Corsair II. The Argo Pride is still there.
|GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, prepares to enter an F/A-18E Super Hornet on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Loughran completed his 1000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap," on board Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Mayes/Released)|