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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:26
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First vertical landing on Queen Lizzie did not go quite as planned
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:29
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Last one for now

Ensign George Bush is pleased to get his dive bomber back in one piece but then discovers it is Akagi
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:29
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“Neat one, Commander ... bet you can’t do that again.”
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:31
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After Danny42C briefed the USN, they couldn’t wait to start practicing what he had preached..
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:31
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Hoskins mastered STOVL surprisingly quickly, but still couldn't see the point.
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:34
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The aircraft was subsequently re-serialled as “00H”.


... or WH00, or W00H, depending on your preference!
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:36
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"No, Hoskins, the idea is that the aircraft stays on the ground,
and the propeller goes round !"
 
Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:38
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Now let's try the spin recovery again. Check direction; opposite rudder...……
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:42
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During USN trials with a British highball bomb, Ensign Bush realises that he has to drop the bomb before it bounces.
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:48
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Originally Posted by Fly26 View Post
The Deck Handling Party always kept a long ladder handy when Lt (jg) Hangerbacker was on the Flying Program.

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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:49
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Sailing into Newcastle the USN were determined to show Mr Gormley that he was not the first to design the Angel of the North
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:51
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USN enter the Guiness book of records for the most amounts of circuits in one minute,
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:54
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Debrief time:
”So how do you think that trip went?”
”99.6% was just perfect, Sir!”
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:54
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"Well, I've seen some short landing runs, but .......... !"
 
Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:59
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It will, of course, buff out.
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 17:15
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♫♫ ..."And I've still got to render my A-25"... ♫♫

(all right, all right, I know it's USN or USMC !)
 
Old 24th Sep 2018, 17:15
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"Paddles" was shut up when reminded the Pilot had caught the three wire perfectly.....even if not in the standard manner!

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Old 24th Sep 2018, 17:23
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"Hoskins, I've told you before about 'throwing the horse
into the collar before the cart's moving', haven't I ?
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 17:43
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It was when you started talking about the round down, Sir. I thought it was the opposite of a round out...
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 18:10
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"That's the vertical landing mastered. Now, if I can get the prop into reverse gear, the vertical take-off should be a cinch."
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