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Title: Naval aviation
Post by: John A on July 21, 2021, 10:31:37 AM
Cold cats and ramp strikes, has to be one of the hardest jobs n aviation.  Good video
https://youtu.be/cmkv-gsqvlo
Title: Re: Naval aviation
Post by: chuck peterson on July 22, 2021, 08:11:25 AM
Thanks for that! Sending to my family.

Yup. My dad (early 50’s) lost half the squadron training on the new at the time canted deck. Lt. JG pilot, Blackcat Night Fighters, Corsairs… he decided to pass on that career ladder..

Imagine landing in a slight crosswind w a deck moving up and down while staying inline w the off angle landing zone

Lucky for me he turned to farming.. :popcorn:

Title: Re: Naval aviation
Post by: Roebling3 on July 22, 2021, 09:36:50 AM
Chuck,
I knew you would clock in for this.
My 2 great friends (who may have been on the same carrier as your dad), added big bones and muscle before I met them. It's a tite fit, especially when in a hurry. Be well,  R3~
Title: Re: Naval aviation
Post by: wavedog on July 22, 2021, 10:44:21 AM
 Very interesting video. I knew a dude that was an A-6 pilot that ejected on take off. His BN ejected into the underside of the flight deck and was killed. He hit the island, then a parked plane, then the deck. Broken back and neck but no paralysis. It did end his flight status.
 Several of my flight instructors were former naval aviators from WWII, Korea and SE Asia. Interesting dudes.
Title: Re: Naval aviation
Post by: Gliderjohn on July 22, 2021, 10:50:44 AM
One of our former glider club instructors flew F-106s back in the late 50s and early 60s. On one takeoff he had an almost total hydraulic failure and had to go to an immediate landing without time to dump fuel. Due to the planes weight he had to touchdown at 220mph! He said he stopped about 10 yards from the end of the runway and no tires blew.
GliderJohn