Manx Club visits the USS Hornet with Bruce Meyers, July 24, 2011.
Group poses in front of the USS Hornet.
Manxes gather at Starbucks in the morning for the drive up to Alameda.
Bruce rides with Maurice in his classic Manx. How cool is that!? (Photo by Wayne Karnes)
Tom and Donna Baker's original-owner Manx is super clean!
Gene Condon pulls up alongside and tells Maurice to slow down!
From the Hornet, Manxes look like little toy Hot Wheels.
Be sure to check your goat at the door!
Our tour guide is Bill Calahan, former Air Force officer.
When Bruce served on the sister ship, the Bunker Hill, he was a gunner on the 5" guns like this one.
Bruce tells Manx club members what it was like to be on an aircraft carrier during a kamakazie attack.
Next we head up to the flight deck.
Hana shoots a plane.
Bruce tells a story about the time he was sent up to the crows nest (top of photo) for falling asleep on duty.
Bruce points to the crowsnest where he had to stand all night.
Bill turns us over to Tom Federico for the above-deck tour. Bill was a pilot in WWII.
Tom gives us a tour of the flight deck.
Tom points to the cable arrestor used to stop the plane.
What happens when a plane overshoots the deck.
We go up the "island" to the bridge. Nice view of San Francisco.