As I promised in my last post, this post will cover the planes and the Flight Deck on the USS Lexington.
The weather and the skies
The weather looked promising for the day. The sky often had clouds, but you could tell there was potential for more stormy weather based on cloud color in the distance. Clouds and blue skies make for nice dramatic photos, so I was okay with it. 🙂
I wanted to see the planes first, because it’s usually the last place most visitors go, which meant fewer people earlier in the day. I did catch the occasional tourist, but it was unavoidable.
I’ve linked to the Museum information about each plane. For the naval gun, I’ve linked to a Wikipedia page that has more information.
After taking photos of the F/A-18 Hornet, I switched over to the other side of the Flight Deck, because there were a lot of people on the side facing Corpus Christi.
This particular F-14 Tomcat was used in the filming of the movie Top Gun, and has markings that are specific to the film.
There were some planes in other locations on the USS Lexington, but these were the ones currently on the Flight Deck. While we didn’t have time to do the other tours, we will be back to visit the USS Lexington in the cooler months.