View Full Version : Landing on a carrier is no easy job.

07-08-2005, 06:55 PM

07-08-2005, 07:11 PM
We lost a F-4 like that on The Coral Sea..... I used to work on A-7s....

07-08-2005, 08:48 PM
Wow, lucky two times.

First, nothing on the forward deck.

Second, he didn't go straight off the end of the deck into the carrier's path.

07-10-2005, 11:22 AM
Uuum thats my avarage landing on carrier ..... :P

Always landing with cockpit open so I can djump out fast as hell when I hit the water.. LOL

07-10-2005, 02:23 PM
That "drip" sound effect was a hilarious touch! I hope the pilot came out OK after that, though.

07-10-2005, 10:26 PM
Just lucky there weren't any other planes on the deck. Would the flight have been able to get out ok? Maybe these days he would have with modern ejector seats.

I land a Seafire like that often and when I fall off the front the carrier crashes into me! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I think watching this we can easily see why the Britsh invented angled flight decks for jets http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

07-11-2005, 07:51 AM
It seems to me that the carrier put hard over to port to avoid running over the guy. If true that is some fast reaction by the bridge crew.

07-11-2005, 09:01 PM
Anymore details about that film?
Do we know the year, carrier etc? My guess is (very roughly) that it would be the late '50's.
It seems odd that there weren't more arresting wires or that steel-cabled barrier up to stop him sliding off like that.
I hope he managed to get out okay...