||Flightdeck of the USS Midway
(Fremantle - 15 November 1989)
The regular visits of US warships of the Pacific fleet to Fremantle in Western Australia
allowed the general public a rare opportunity to take a look at these otherwise inaccessible areas.
Although the visits are still continuing, the status of the public access is unclear in these more
security-conscious times. Taken long before 9/11 changed everything, this shot of the USS Midway
looking aft shows some of the aircraft of CVW-5 crowded onto the flightdeck. Visible here are at
least 30 aircraft, comprising A-6s, EA-6s, KA-6s, E-2s and F/A-18s.