Aircraft Carriers III

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    Thanks for the PM T2, you're one of the straight shooter's here Sir!
     
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    28 Jun 19 - 3 Apache AH MK1 Aircraft of 656 Sqn AAC are now aboard the QE for SHOL trials over the coming 2 weeks out to mid July 19.
    656 Sqn is the assigned UK AAC Apache unit for future ops from the QE carrier class.
    For the SHOL trials personnel from 657 (D&T) Sqn AAC and QinetiQ Boscombe Down are also involved with the trials flying and planning and data gathering and analysis.
    SHOL? = Ship Helicopter Operating Limitations 65244378_10156173287536481_5259748715983273984_n.jpg Also QE has been carrying out Helicopter In Flight Refuelling Trials with Merlins. You may wonder why HIFR is necessary with such a large flight deck, as the technique was first used by the RN in the 70s to extend the range of Sea Kings when on patrol by refuelling from frigates at the edge of a task group whose fight decks were too small for such a large helicopter. The technique was used in the Falklands War supplemented by dropping off a relief crew on the frigate on the outbound leg of the sortie who would take over when the helo came back to refuel. The main value is that if the helo lands on the flight deck, it has to be shut down and secured before it can be refuelled, then checked over before it can be relaunched, which all takes time. This way the helo can be kept 'on task' with minimum disruption: 65054406_2277130112603312_1325385375211847680_n.jpg 65029546_2277130149269975_8264185606343491584_n.jpg 65392492_2277130142603309_4477728496726048768_n.jpg 65386763_10156166846956481_2211653431519608832_n.jpg It also means minimum disruption when the flight deck is busy. The ASW screen )and AEW helos) can maintain round the clock protection for the fleet/
     
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    I happened to notice this interesting footage which I don't know how to link here direcly, but thought I might share anyway https://twitter.com/fighterpics/status/1144178024264417280


    F35

    takeoff from the aircraft carrier with side view to it.

    [an F-35B, filmed from a nearby helo, taking off of the QE; sorry if it's a repost

    oh and if some of you wondered why I'd watched: it's 100F today in Prague LOL really]
     
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    Massive flight deck on QE makes it hugely versatile
     
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    91 here, but this cool wet spring made a big wimp out of me?? I thought I was suffocating when I got out of the truck and on my tractor, but I felt so good I went and burnt a big brush pile!
     
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    there's a weather station in downtown Prague where they haven't missed any measurement

    (I mean daily at 0700, 1400 and 2100 hours)

    since the year of 1784

    (data can be downloaded by clicking on "Denní data ze stanice Praha Klementinum" at http://portal.chmi.cz/historicka-data/pocasi/praha-klementinum),

    and yesterday there was a record high of 100.2F (37.9C)
     
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    now
    The Navy’s new plan to fix Ford’s elevator failures https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...avys-new-plan-to-fix-fords-elevator-failures/
     
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    “full court press” above, after like two decades of putting unproven pieces of stuff into so called transformational weapons:
    Navy Calls In Outsiders To Fix Troubled Ford Carrier
    The Navy's new $13 billion carrier has run into trouble, and the Navy has called in some outside help. https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07...commercial-industry-team-to-fix-ford-carrier/
    Mar 12, 2016
    Apr 10, 2016
    and I could go on and on, it's not just the Fords of course
     
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    No its not just the Ford, but Richard Spencer should probably be looking for a new job. We'll see, he took responsibility for the elevator repair, but went further and offered his job as assurance that they would be fixed???
     
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    I'm guessing it was just his figure of speech Jan 8, 2019
     
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