Aircraft Carriers

Here’s what an aircraft carrier fantail opening is used for – The Aviation Geek Club

The aircraft carrier fantail opening serves several functions. Fantails “are small insectivorous birds of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent belonging to the genus Rhipidura.” According to Twelve Mile Circle – An Appreciation of Unusual Places, they fly in a very distinctive way with the feathers spread out to help them turn quickly so …

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Impressive video shows three 40,000-pound underwater blasts released closer to USS Gerald R. Ford during the carrier Full Ship Shock Trials – The Aviation Geek Club

On Aug. 8, 2021, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) carrier successfully conducted a third explosive event off the coast of Jacksonville, FL, marking the completion of the ship’s Full Ship Shock Trials. On Aug. 8, 2021, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully conducted a third explosive event off the coast of Jacksonville, FL, …

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Bringing Home the Legends: Carrier Landing in the F-8, F-4, and F-14 – The Aviation Geek Club

We spoke with CAPT Bill “Striker” Switzer, a former Navy fighter pilot who has carrier landings in three legendary fighters – F-8, F-4, and F-14 – for his candid and sometimes surprising comments. Interview with CAPT Bill Switzer, USN (Ret.) by Dave Baranek Before fly-by-wire and digital flight controls came along, US Navy fighter pilots …

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From bolter to hook skip: former US Navy A-7 pilot explains why naval aviators advanced throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier – The Aviation Geek Club

From bolter to hook skip: former US Navy A-7 pilot explains why naval aviators advanced throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier – The Aviation Geek Club …

From bolter to hook skip: former US Navy A-7 pilot explains why naval aviators advanced throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

Did you know that USS Franklin D. Roosevelt holds the record for the largest number of planes ever embarked on an aircraft carrier? – The Aviation Geek Club

Did you know that USS Franklin D. Roosevelt holds the record for the largest number of planes ever embarked on an aircraft carrier? – The Aviation Geek Club …

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Here’s why a US Navy Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier would have no problem in defeating Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov in a 1v1 fight – The Aviation Geek Club

Here’s why a US Navy Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier would have no problem in defeating Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov in a 1v1 fight – The Aviation Geek Club …

Here’s why a US Navy Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier would have no problem in defeating Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov in a 1v1 fight – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

Did you know this is the Most Famous Ramp Strike in Movie History? – The Aviation Geek Club

George Duncan ramp strike has been used in several films including Men of the Fighting Lady, Midway, and The Hunt for Red October Taken in 1951, the shocking video in this post shows the famous non-fatal Grumman F9F-2 Panther ramp strike accident occurred as Cdr. George Duncan attempted to land on USS Midway (CV-41) in F9F-2 …

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Video features Naval Aviators who saved E-2C Hawkeye in 2016 describing response to carrier landing cable break – The Aviation Geek Club

Video features Naval Aviators who saved E-2C Hawkeye in 2016 describing response to carrier landing cable break – The Aviation Geek Club error: Content is protected! …

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