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Jason Bourne
11-03-2004, 07:58 PM

11-03-2004, 08:35 PM
I did fine with the American aircraft. Those were the first that I tried landing with and the first that I flew. Then I got online and tried landing the zero with the short tail hook. I was spoiled with those super long tailhooks on the allied aircraft. It took me 4 tries to land the zero since you need to have an almost perfect 3 point landing to nail one of those.

11-03-2004, 08:35 PM
I made it on my first try. I set up myself (with full real) in an SBD-3 with 3x250 lb bombs on the USS Saratoga just off of Pearl, took off (carrier was stationary, mind you), dive-bombed the airfield (naughty naughty), and returned for landing. A real close shave. When I hooked the wire my plane was headed right for the 5in/38's abaft of the island, but the wire yanked me away from it. Whew.

Funny, I haven't been able to successfully land on the deck since.