And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Aircraft Carrier EXTREME Drifting & Donuts – USS Abraham Lincoln High-Sp...
BTDT...the list doesn't look bad, but those on board are hanging on tight and have everything strapped down so it strays put...especially the coffee pots.ReplyDelete
My first thought when seeing this was " FFS that's like swerving a TOWN!"ReplyDelete
Computer controlled out-riggers would help stem the list.ReplyDelete
I was on the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in 1977 when we went on sea trials after about a 3-month yard period. Off the coast of San Francisco they kicked it in the ass for I don't know how long. Then they started doing high speed turns, nobody allowed on flight deck and all hatches leading to the outside closed. When they got tired of that, they took several miles to stop us. Then they put us in reverse. Water was poring over the fantail, it being a nice square surface. Then they started turning again. All of the aft sponsons were under water.ReplyDelete
Carl Vinson, Nimitz, and Abraham Lincoln (1990-1994). Same maneuvers as you describe. The "bucking" of the ship(s) while in full reverse... I still get the shudders from remembering it.Delete
Blue Tile Spook
I was part of the pre-commissioning on the USS Carl Vinson 81-84. I went through all the builders trials, work ups, Navy acceptance trials, etc. all the way through her firs deployment around the world. Left Norfolk, VA and arrived in Alameda, CA many months later. Spook, I worked the blue tile also. In the ASW module. Fun fact: During one of our sea trials, McDonnell Douglas brought out 2 of their brand new F/A-18 prototypes for initial carrier trials. The first plane to arrive overhead lined up for landing, boltered. Go around, line up, bolter. One more time, bolter. So the plane did a slow fly by of the island for an inspection. Seems somebody at the MD factory had installed the tailhook upside down. Back to NAS Pax River. The next day, problem fixed, They were back and landed with no problems. We spent the next several days running the ship at various speeds and wind conditions to test the F/A-18s envelope including one time where the test called for 25 knots of wind across the deck. Well, we're out in the Virginia Cape op area in springtime. Weather is unpredictable and nasty. We had 50 knots of wind coming across the deck, so the Captain orders "full astern". We launched aircraft doing 25 knots in reverse to complete the test. The ship was slamming into swells and vibrating like you wouldn't believe. Not something for the faint of heart.Delete
Still a target.Delete
First day at sub school,” boats are black and targets are grey”Delete
See how easy it is to avoid getting hit by one of those commie hypersonic missiles?ReplyDelete
From here it looks like they really don't want that helicopter to land.ReplyDelete
"Attention all stations! Rig for maneuv..WOAH"ReplyDelete