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Why We Don't Have To Worry Too Much About Russian Aircraft Carrier Opns, or "Oooops, Comarade"
Sov Navy ^

Posted on 02/04/2011 3:49:01 PM PST by MindBender26

Memo to Sov Navy pilots.... ALWAYS go to to full burner as you cross the fantail!

Watch the video.

:)


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Russia
KEYWORDS: chat; notfunny
Enjoy
1 posted on 02/04/2011 3:49:04 PM PST by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6EsCqHQAmc&feature=related


2 posted on 02/04/2011 3:49:51 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

lol


3 posted on 02/04/2011 3:50:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: MindBender26

One of the commentators on YouTube said he was landing not taking off and the arrester cable broke. It wasn’t his bad, apparently.


4 posted on 02/04/2011 3:53:28 PM PST by sinanju
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To: sinanju
Exactly, and that's why you go to full burner, so you can “go around,” not go swimming.
5 posted on 02/04/2011 3:55:29 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

LOL. I guess they don’t have the Right Stuff!


6 posted on 02/04/2011 3:55:31 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: MindBender26

The flight deck of that carrier doesn’t look long enough for a recovery even if he had been at full power. The wire broke when he was only about twenty feet from the end of it.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 3:57:13 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: SeeSharp

That’s why you fly it into the deck and maintain power until you stop.


8 posted on 02/04/2011 4:06:56 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: MindBender26
He did. The arresting cable broke.

Tell the crewmembers of the George Washington how enjoyable you think it looks.

9 posted on 02/04/2011 4:06:56 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: MindBender26

That’s in case you miss the wire. It you catch it and have been slowed down before it breaks, you aren’t taking off again.


10 posted on 02/04/2011 4:12:41 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: MindBender26

I’m no expert but it just doesn’t look like that’s an option on that ridiculously short flight deck.


11 posted on 02/04/2011 4:13:52 PM PST by sinanju
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To: MindBender26

Why are you video spamming an old video that has been posted here many times before?

=8-)


12 posted on 02/04/2011 4:20:31 PM PST by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: MindBender26; All
It's really hard to laugh when the same thing has happened to ours too...

F18 arresting gear cable break

13 posted on 02/04/2011 4:43:34 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

And apparently for the same reason, the pilot wasn’t at full throttle when he missed the cable. You can see his attempt to power up just before going into the drink.


14 posted on 02/04/2011 4:48:55 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
And apparently for the same reason, the pilot wasn’t at full throttle when he missed the cable.

What got missed here was by you when you missed the point. The pilot did NOT miss the cable.

15 posted on 02/04/2011 5:18:38 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine

O.K. I see that now. Did he stay at full throttle?


16 posted on 02/04/2011 6:47:10 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Maybe that’s why it broke?


17 posted on 02/05/2011 12:45:07 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: count-your-change
Did he stay at full throttle?

It wouldn't have made any difference at all. His airspeed was so thoroughly bled off by the time the cable broke, he had no chance to get airborne again within the remaining deck distance.

18 posted on 02/05/2011 4:53:03 AM PST by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine

I expect the pilot will have plenty of time to review his mistakes.


19 posted on 02/05/2011 7:03:02 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

What mistakes? This was by the book. I guess you might say he made a mistake by getting out of bed that morning.


20 posted on 02/05/2011 2:24:10 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine

John Valentine, you and I are just sad, forgiving souls who will never know what it means to have...The Right Stuff.

The facts are there for all to to see. The pilot broke an arrestor cable during landing, didn’t have his revs up when he obviously should have (as _anyone_ would have) and the schmuck lost his ride. See, he didn’t have what it _really_ takes to be a Naval Aviator. He simply didn’t have...The Right Stuff.

/s ;-) :-D


21 posted on 02/05/2011 7:19:52 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: BradyLS

Ah, and so it is.....

Still that guy would have taken his plane to a salt water wash even if he had maintained full throttle throughout the landing - even after catching the cable. By the time the cable broke, it had slowed the plane so much it would have been physically impossible to accelerate to flying speed before running out of deck, even on afterburner.

A splash was inevitable.

This was going to happen regardless of the level of “stuff” the pilot might have had stashed away in his reserves. All he could do was to punch out.


22 posted on 02/05/2011 9:02:26 PM PST by John Valentine
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