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To: Errant

Wow. I am truly impressed. They managed to do it only 67 years after the British landed the first jet on a carrier, and almost 101 years after Eugene Ely landed the first aircraft on a ship.

Next, they’ll fly solo across the Atlantic and invent the Pop-Tart.


39 posted on 11/25/2012 2:19:37 PM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Rinnwald
Yep, let's hope too they never discover gunpowder... Ooops, maybe they're the ones who invented that in the first place? lol
41 posted on 11/25/2012 2:23:54 PM PST by Errant
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To: Rinnwald
They managed to do it only 67 years after the British landed the first jet on a carrier

Technically, that distinction belongs to Ensign Jake C. West, VF-41, who trapped a Ryan FR-1 aboard USS Wake Island, CVE-65, on 6 November 1945. The events that day were unplanned. That took place about a month prior to Brown landing the Sea Vampire on HMS Ocean.

44 posted on 11/25/2012 2:45:41 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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