Aircraft Carriers III


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Seen the last episode of Britain’s largest warship

those American VERTREP pilots are experts in swinging and releasing those pallets onto the carrier deck from this supply tankers

one pallet every 3 mins for 8 hours over 150 pallets

British Merlins very cautious during VERTREP

simply US has the scale, 11 carriers and millions of hours of knowledge and experience experts in carrier operations
 

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Seen the last episode of Britain’s largest warship

those American VERTREP pilots are experts in swinging and releasing those pallets onto the carrier deck from this supply tankers

one pallet every 3 mins for 8 hours over 150 pallets

British Merlins very cautious during VERTREP

simply US has the scale, 11 carriers and millions of hours of knowledge and experience experts in carrier operations
Correct!! You get the popeye seal of approval!



We be VERTREPPIN"...



My old squadron HC-11 VERTREP with USS Midway in 1991...HC-11 nickname was the "Gunbearers" because we moved a lot of ordnance. a whole lot.

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Never seen China or Russia do a VERTREP. Never.
 
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 18, 2020) – An F/A-18E Super Hornet, from the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). USS Nimitz is currently conducting routine operations. (US Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Apprentice Drace Wilson.)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2020) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, prepares to land aboard USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) flight deck. Ford is currently conducting Aircraft Compatibility Testing to further test its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2020) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, takes off from USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2020) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, is guided into position to be chocked and chained to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2020) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Faith Pedroza, right, from Los Angeles, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Shelby Sischo, from Safety Harbor, Florida, assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, perform the daily maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) hangar bay. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesus O. Aguiar)
 

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(5 February 2020)


released 2/5/2020 9:22:00 AM

From USS Gerald R Ford Public Affairs

Norfolk (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) Jan. 31, following 16 days at sea, during which the crew launched and recovered 211 aircraft, testing five different airframes, using first generation, state-of-the-art flight deck systems.

The testing phase included the first-ever underway catapult launches and arrested landings for the T-45 Goshawk and E/A-18G Growler from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23); as well as the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound, from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20). Crews also tested F/A-18F Super Hornets from VX-23, which earlier had conducted initial compatibility tests on board Ford in 2017.

This second and final round of testing validated the ship’s capability to launch and to recover aircraft with ordnance loadout and fuel states mirroring deployed requirements and operating tempos, using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG)—two Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) systems unique to Ford.

By completing T-45 testing, the Ford will be able to provide carrier qualification support to the Training Command and to student naval aviators in the jet/E-2/C-2 pipeline.

During ACT, test pilots from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 and VX-23 conducted catapult launches and arrested landings in order to verify EMALS and AAG performance mandates. The shipboard events confirmed more extensive testing previously conducted ashore in Lakehurst, New Jersey, ensuring the operational safety of both aircrew and flight deck Sailors.

Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) began on Jan. 16 and concluded with 211 successful launches and arrestments using EMALS and AAG technology. The Gerald R. Ford now has 958 total traps to date and will likely surpass 1,000 launches and arrestments during the upcoming Flight Deck Certification (FDC) phase, currently scheduled for March, when her crew and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Eight will take over all aspects of flight operations. The crew is fully prepared for FDC, having already received hands-on experience with EMALS and AAG via several training and test events.

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Paf_82;166499562 said:
HMS Queen Elizabeth is back in Portsmouth after completing more air trials. Merlin and F35b pilots completed night qualifications.
She came back a bit early to beat Storm Dennis arrival.
HMS Prince of Wales will leave for Liverpool soon.
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Question..when will we see HMS Queen Elizabeth with a full complement of aircraft? Thanks!
 

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