Four Crusader pilots have logged more than
3,000 flight hours in F-8 aircraft. CDR Richard A. "Pete"
Peters, former C.O. of VF-191, was the first Top Gun. He reached
the milestone in November 1971. CDR David R. Morris, former C.O.
of VF-24, arrived there next, in July 1972 and his X.O., and
successor, CDR John B. Nicholas, III, topped the 3,000 hour mark
in August 1973. LCDR Jerry Unruh, now assigned to VF-211 at NAS
Miramar, joined the select fraternity in September 1974. At the
next plateau are 49 F-8 pilots who have logged more than 2,000
flight hours in the Crusader.