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This vid reminds me of an amazing story regarding the F-8 Crusader. In August 1960, a US Navy pilot took off from Naples, Italy, and climbed to about 1.5 kilometers. When he leveled off, he found he needed an unusual amount of pressure on the stick. Looking around for the cause, he discovered that he hadn't unfolded his wings! The pilot was obviously cool-headed, since he decided to investigate how the aircraft handled in this configuration while he dumped what fuel he could. After about 24 minu More..tes of flight he came back in for a landing, which was fast but otherwise uneventful. He reported no particular handling problems with the aircraft. Vought engineers were very pleased when they heard the story, though Navy brass was far from happy with the incident. This is said to be the first case where an aircraft took off with folded wings and safely landed again, but Crusaders took off with folded wings at least seven more times afterward. Unsurprisingly, it usually happened at night. One pilot managed to waggle the aircraft and get the wings back down in flight. Less..
Did some searching online and found a picture if anyone wants to see:
@Jeff223 Nice find!
@mikedelta12 I usaully don't read long comments because most of them are just random rants about something thats not related to the video but your was pretty cool and fresh.
@Jeff223 thanks for the link.
I'd pay good money to sit up there for awhile just watching - Ace vid mp!
That has to beat a cup of coffee for your morning pick me up. I love watching aircraft carrier take offs and landings, great video.
Ah man, I wanted to see the fighter jet take off too! Awesome footage =)
@FistedSister Quality not quite as good but here goes...
amazing every nut and bolt on that son of a bitch comes from somebodies MIND.
@kikyoazz07 ~ Wow! You never been there have ya?
@kikyoazz07 Moron lol.
That second from the left, I guess they call it a tailwing, didnt move when he tested them. Is that normal or should all four move at sametime?
@Bill Davis yeah I just noticed that to, can't be a good thing
@Bill Davis From wikipedia:
The aircraft has four vertical stabilizers because of aircraft carrier hangar deck height restrictions. Only three of these stabilizers have working rudders.
@TheSidewinder why only 3? seems a bit odd, then again i know next to nothing about avionics
The 3rd non moving rudder is used for rudder trim.
Thanks for explaining that. I noticed it but I figured those guys on deck would have, too, and that they know what they're doing.
Mr f18 is like "can you hurry this up already I was supposed to call my wife an hour ago and she will think im dead"
Deck crew: Your wings!!
Flight crew: WHAT!!??
Deck crew: Your wings. Extend your wings!!!
Flight crew: OH SHIT........ Thanks buddy!!!
@TheHandyman_Qld you make funny?
I CAN WATCH VIDEOS LIKE THIS ALL DAY LONG!!!!
@Stoic1 ...Get a job, then
@tabarnak17 lool, come on we all know what he meant
left rudder doesn't work
@Ste_0 Haha. You're right!
I could sit in the tower on one of those things and never get bored
I have rode in a few of those.
That catapault ride is a mutherfooker.
I liked the smaller COD I myself. Especially around Christmas time when you would see one and a couple of C-2's breaking the bow and lining up !
I have been thinking about joining the service the past few months. Army, Airforce and Navy are appealing to me. After this video....being a Seaman on a carrier would be pretty damn cool.
@NsaneTrickster Being a pilot in that Jet behind would be cooler... :P
we need more of this porn
Cool...I could watch Carrier Ops all day....
Stand close to A-6 intruders at full throttle. Your nasal cavities resonate and molars chatter.
And then the show gets intense when the sun falls, the sky goes black and only the milky way lights up above yer head . When you see the stars spin in the sky, that's the only hint above all the noise that the ship just turned into the wind .
GO TIME !
The Greyhound is one of the crazies planes I've ever had the privilege to fly in (C-2R). Nothing makes you pucker like a short landing in something that is this big. Bumpy as hell to boot.
@PyneOil - We dont care about your exploits on Xbox 360 boy.
@FlREF0X -WTF are you talking about? Sorry I don't play video games dipshit, I spent ten years in the Navy. When you're not a asshole (like you), you get to fly in all sorts of aircraft, boy.
@PyneOil - Now now, squidoo dont get all pissy son. Im sure you miss the good old days aboard your ship with all dems sweaty mens. Taking multiple torpedos to the stern. Easy sailor. Now go prance around in your ascot.
@FlREF0X -So I'm assuming your goal on LL is to piss people off? Well point you shit talker in another direction and run it. You don't have what it takes to get a rise out of me boy.
@PyneOil - Dont get your depends all soggy. Im sure you have alot of shame for your homoerotic voyages aboard an aircraft carrier. Pray for mercy, and God will heal you.
talk about raw power
I boarded the Nimitz in the early 90s, I'm pretty sure that many of you don't realize how big that thing really is. You need to drive around, enough said.
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