Welcome to the Blue Eagle Nest
photo courtesy of PHCS Mahlon Miller USN - Fleet Imaging
To the amazing Blue Eagle Crews
and the History they made
In October 1965, a US Navy aircraft equipped as an airborne
broadcast station performed an airborne radio relay broadcast of the World
Series over South Vietnam becoming the worlds first operational airborne broadcast
station. In February of 1966, television arrived on the scene in South Vietnam
and another new page went into the broadcasting history book. TV shows were
broadcast on Channel 11 for AFVN (the American Forces Vietnam Network), and
on Channel 9 for THVN TV (the official station of the Republic of Vietnam).
TV was broadcast from U.S. Navy NC-121J (Super Constellation) aircraft. These
aircraft were known as Blue Eagles and operated as Project Jenny. The aircraft
were assigned to the U.S. Navy aviation squadron VXN-8 (originally OASU) home
based at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Md. Two Blue Eagle aircraft
were based at Tan Son Nhut AB in Saigon to provide TV broadcast services for
AFVN and THVN. A third aircraft was based at DaNang AB to provide airborne
PSYOPS radio broadcast services for MACV-SOG. This web page is dedicated to
the guys who designed, built and flew those Blue Eagle aircraft
from 1965 to 1970 and to Captain George Dixon USN (deceased), the founding
father of Project Jenny.
NOTE: When viewing the Blue Eagle Video below, please
use browser BACK or RETURN button to get back to this page. Video requires
RealPlayer rev. 8 or greater installed on your computer. If you don't have
a RealPlayer, a link is provided to obtain a free one.
This web page is in the early stages. If anyone has any additions or corrections,
please contact Steve "Robbie" Robbins
RMC(AC), USNR, Ret. (Project Jenny 1965 thru 1969).
NOTICE TO ALL BLUE EAGLE CREWMEMBERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE VETS. If you would like to establish and/or
maintain easy contact with many of the great guys who served with Project Jenny flying the Blue Eagle aircraft
please join the List Serv email group below. Just enter your email address below and follow the instructions. If anyone
has any problems signing on, please contact the webmaster (Steve Robbins) with the link provided above and I can assist