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Old 01-02-2012, 11:11 PM
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With a lot of help from our Landing Signal Officers. They talk us down and get us aboard safely.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Catmando View Post
You think those are big seas?? USS Kitty Hawk's deck is 80' above its waterline;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1graEzmeRU


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I've been a mile behind the carrier about to land and seen the props coming out of the water. That will make you pucker!


Divekr were you a pilot ?
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:14 AM
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Biggest I have seen were 55-60'ers in the Gulf of Alaska. On board a 22kt container ship, we were basically full ahead into the seas for 24 hours and wound up losing 75miles. I have video of the anemometer pegged at 99mph. It was not fun.

I couldnt imagine trying to land on board it in that kind of weather.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by diverkr View Post
With a lot of help from our Landing Signal Officers. They talk us down and get us aboard safely.
What plane were you in?
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:41 AM
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yea thats crazy... i mean if you time it worng and try and land as the deck is moving up or away from you would think it would slam the deck
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:23 AM
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And I thought 10 footers in a 16' foot ski boat was a big deal. Pretty scary when you can't see over the tops of the waves. I only had to go 2 miles to get to a harbor, good thing, I broke every motor mount in my outboard and shook the screws loose holding the throttle cable. Felt like I was on my dirt bike riding moving whoop-dee-doos. I have a real respect for weather and water.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:28 AM
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I almost got sea sick just watching that video.
Those guys have ballz.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:56 PM
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I flew the F18E Super Hornet until this past July. I currently fly the T-45 and instruct student Naval Aviators.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:53 PM
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****ing bad ass job man.
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