The official and only publication in the world dedicated to the story of U.S Navy carrier aviation

The Hook magazine is the official journal of The Tailhook Association and as such is the only publication in the world that is dedicated to telling the story of U.S. Navy carrier aviation, both past and present. 

Each issue contains a selection of carrier and squadron histories balanced with departments containing the latest news of current units and aerospace industry developments affecting carrier aviation. 

Emphasis is placed on high-quality reproduction of the best photographs available of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft in operational situations.

A typical issue of The Hook will contain more than 175 photographs and squadron insignia within its pages. Accompanying each carrier history article is a unique matrix containing a list of each squadron, type of aircraft, modex numbers, dates and area of deployment of the featured ship.


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