Skip to comments.Why We Don't Have To Worry Too Much About Russian Aircraft Carrier Opns, or "Oooops, Comarade"
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.
One of the commentators on YouTube said he was landing not taking off and the arrester cable broke. It wasn’t his bad, apparently.
LOL. I guess they don’t have the Right Stuff!
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.
That’s why you fly it into the deck and maintain power until you stop.
Tell the crewmembers of the George Washington how enjoyable you think it looks.
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.
I’m no expert but it just doesn’t look like that’s an option on that ridiculously short flight deck.
Why are you video spamming an old video that has been posted here many times before?
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.
What got missed here was by you when you missed the point. The pilot did NOT miss the cable.
O.K. I see that now. Did he stay at full throttle?
Maybe that’s why it broke?
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.
I expect the pilot will have plenty of time to review his mistakes.
What mistakes? This was by the book. I guess you might say he made a mistake by getting out of bed that morning.
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
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.
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