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Landing on the pitching deck of an aircraft carier...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by bunk22, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. bunk22

    bunk22

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    ...an old video, from PBS, filmed in 08. It seems some folks found the Chinese Carrier landing interesting. Until the Chinese master what we can do with these things, they are far from mastering the boat.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gGMI8d3vLs"]PBS: Carrier - Landing on a Pitching Deck Pt. 1 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Six feet above the fantail eh ? ... :alex:

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  4. Johnspark

    Johnspark Grumpy Fish

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    That's just crazy.
     
  5. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    You Navy Pilots really do rule. :thumbsup::patriot:
     
  6. RedTop

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    Bunk, I've been told that landing on a carrier is a controlled crash. It appears to be true!

    Also - The chick kind of looks like Reba McEntire.
     
  7. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I know the Air boss on a carrier.

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  8. Drjones

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    To my totally untrained eye, those seas look fairly calm; what happens when it gets choppier?

    Is it uncommon for the deck to pitch that much? I've never seen any video like that, so it's surprising to see, but at the same time, it makes sense since, well,....it's a boat. :)

    Buddy of mine is deployed on one of those now, gets home soon....can't wait to hear all his stories. :patriot:
     
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    Paddles to the flight deck!
     
  10. HerrGlock

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    Nah, you come to a hover above the deck, drop the lift cable, have them secure it to the deck, keep hover pitch and winch yourself down. Poof, nice landing every time :supergrin: :cool:
     
  11. Al Czervik

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    Bunk, good stuff. Part dos, please.
     
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    I salute you Bunk22.........you guys have seriously large ballz!
     
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    There are a few videos around where that didn't go so good ... :alex:

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  14. HerrGlock

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    Yeah and there are some of learning to fly with the Bleu Danube in the background too :animlol:

    Always hated landing on a ship.
     
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    GD2J GoDirectly2Jail

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    Watch to the end, then click the upper left link for Part 2.
     
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    I have heard active Air Force Pilots say that Navy Pilots are "crazy" and awesome, to be able to land on Carriers. (Also watched two Air Force Pilots trying to do it on a Military Naval Flight Simulator)

    Not many professions where, when you come to the end of your day, you have to land on a moving postage stamp while being allowed an accuracy of position at the fantail, of +6' and - 0. That is frightening, and awesome.

    This is one piece of a skill set that is unmatched in the world.....

    NAVY PILOTS ROCK.

    EDITED TO CORRECT: Yes, Marine Pilots too.
     
  17. Baba Louie

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    Some of those Marines are not too bad either eh? Crazy, all of them granted.

    I do sleep better at night tho knowing that level of insanity exists and practices regularly.

    bunk22, in those conditions what is the pucker factor... really?
     
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    Also Bunk, I was surpised to see a F-18 used as a refueler. Thought there was other acft for that.
     
  19. bunk22

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    The S-3 has since retired and all organic tankers are now Rhino's. I've had my last traps btw, back in May, I retire 1 Apr 13. If the deck gets too out of hand, the ship normally will not launch. It's not the height of the movement so much as the rate of movement. I've been behind the boat and on one occasion I saw the very top of the screws come out of the water!!! Normally, Paddles will go to MOVLAS if this is the case, this means Paddles controls your glide slope with a hand held device...he fly's you to touchdown.
     
  20. MAC702

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    I've heard you don't so much "land" as fly into the deck. Navy planes are practically built from the landing gear up.

    You know how many USAF pilots it takes to land on a carrier? One, and a fifth...