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Cam Ranh Bay Pictures

Sunrise at Cam Ranh
Good Morning Vietnam! The start of another day. The Caribou operation was nominally day VFR (Visual Flight Rules) which, of course, meant that we were scheduled to start our first sortie at official sunrise. I say "nominally" because many days we staggered back well after dark and if the destination airport could support instrument operations, we went IFR. Flying in Vietnam was not the safest of operations and that was not due to enemy action. I talk about this in more detail on the main page. This photo was taken on the Caribou ramp on the east side of Cam Ranh Bay AFB.

Revised: 24 March 1999