Wednesday, May 23, 2012
En Route to Florida's Forgotten Coast Paint Out
Workboats on the Weekend, 11x14, Oil.
As I painted this little fleet of bright complements, I did wonder about their purpose. A woman stepped up who had recently been out on one. She and her husband informed me:
The U.S. Air Force operates a small fleet of drone recovery vessels nicknamed the "Tyndall Navy". These ships recover pieces of wreckage from drones and aerial targets from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The largest of these vessels are three 120 foot ships operated by the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, which is based at Tyndall AFB, Florida.