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wow that sucks :OMG: something to be said for staying on land

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I LOVE when we get those on lake Erie. Spouts are a blast to watch! Just dont get tooo close!

Great pic!

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Originally posted by 87bansheefmf
something to be said for staying on land

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Naw, the sea is a great thing. I enjoyed the thousands of miles I have sailed on her and the thousands I am still looking forward to sailing on her.
 

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Can you say aircraft carrier launching and recovering aircraft in similar conditions...perfect storm my arse...
 

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Must be interesting to land on a 1000' runway. I've been in some C-130's that have landed on 1500' runways and that seemed really small. I also remember a trip I took to San Blas in Panama and I landed on this gravel runway with seemingly only inches to spare before the plane would have stopped in the Caribbean Sea.
 

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The landing area is not 1000', the entire carrier might be around that long, but the LA is much shorter. Believe you me, I give the pilots credit where credit is due...I've been through some interesting and gamey landings in some of the worse conditions, and each time I have thanked the my buddies for bringing me home safely.
 

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SkyMaxx what carriers have you landed on???
 

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I have collected over 500 traps onboard several carriers:
USS Theodore Roosevelt
USS George Washington
USS Enterprise
USS John C. Stennis
USS Harry S. Truman

I have also landed in a helo or two onboard:
USS America
FNS Foche (probably mispelled...French Carrier)

Please note that I am a passenger during these landings...I am not the person at the controls. My mission takes place whence airborne...the launching and landing I leave to the experts...the US Naval Aviators (pilots).
 

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Originally posted by SkyMaxx
Can you say aircraft carrier launching and recovering aircraft in similar conditions...perfect storm my arse...

Wow, I have heard some pretty hairy stories being in the marine industry. Not to mention I have gone on countless fishing trips.what you guys do takes some big jewels.
 
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So SkyMaxx you have been on mostly Nimitz class ships. And yes I know Enterprise is in a class all its own. How do you like the short take off on the ships, even Disney land can't match that ride???
 

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It is a kick in the pants. I liken flying to the best roller coaster ride in the world (except there are no rails). If you are going to start that roller coaster ride right, then a catapult shot is the way to go...0-flying speed in less than the length of a football field...that is awesome power.

For those that want to know what the carrier looks like from the pilot's view on landing...

Cv_ramp.gif
 
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What's the yellow thing hanging off the stern? I would imagine it has something to do with alignment or the tailhook or something.
 

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Originally posted by El Pirata
What's the yellow thing hanging off the stern? I would imagine it has something to do with alignment or the tailhook or something.


Thats its tail lol;)
 

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I think its there so they know which end to land on. Hey this is what the guy on the deck looks like when your landing:banana:
 

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I think its painted yellow to assist in the elevation and flight line assessments when landing. I would imaging that the control tower is enough of an indicator as to whether or not they are landing on the right side of the ship. Call me cookoo!

:bow: BIGSHIP
 

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