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I recently found two vids wich should give a nice inside in how to operate an airfield at sea.
Popeye, feels it familiar ... ? :)
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I once saw a TV documentary on CVs. It contained a two minute part wich just showed deck crew personal during heavy traffic on the deck. It was a bizarre but really interesting choreography. :)
 

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I recently found two vids wich should give a nice inside in how to operate an airfield at sea.

Popeye, feels it familiar ... ? :)

I once saw a TV documentary on CVs. It contained a two minute part wich just showed deck crew personal during heavy traffic on the deck. It was a bizarre but really interesting choreography. :)
Thanks for posting those videos..:) I always enjoy them.

I do miss those days. It is fun to watch the flight deck crew in action..

Anyone can watch those videos and imangine what it's like to work on the flight deck. But there is nothing more exillerating than working on da' roof!! Those videos only capture some of the action taking place. There is so much more happening.

Thank for posting those videos:)

roof= Flight deck.
 

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so popeye, what colour were you or the colour coding is something after you retired??:)

damn that is a really efficient way of organising. Is this something unique to the US military or other nations have followed this.
 

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Found a couple of carrier related videos on the ever popular youtube:
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I'm thinking of getting a flight sim program after watching this! It brings back memories of the BBC documentary series 'Sailor' from 1976, the show that first got me interested in CVs;
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And this one is from the TV show 'Top Gear', normally about cars, but with a nautical twist here: For those who have never seen the show, they have a 'tame racing driver', a masked man known only as "The Stig", who normally puts new cars through their paces on a race track while listening to 70s prog rock or teach yourself Albanian tapes. Here, he tries his luck with a different kind of racetrack...
 

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so popeye, what colour were you or the colour coding is something after you retired??:)

damn that is a really efficient way of organising. Is this something unique to the US military or other nations have followed this.
I wore a red shirt. Red for "Ordanance". Red is also for Crash and salvage. The USN has been using the color codes for years upon years. France uses a similar system. Not sure about the RN.

Check this USN site for more info about the rainbow of color on the flight deck..

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Found a couple of carrier related videos on the ever popular youtube:
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I'm thinking of getting a flight sim program after watching this! It brings back memories of the BBC documentary series 'Sailor' from 1976, the show that first got me interested in CVs;
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And this one is from the TV show 'Top Gear', normally about cars, but with a nautical twist here: For those who have never seen the show, they have a 'tame racing driver', a masked man known only as "The Stig", who normally puts new cars through their paces on a race track while listening to 70s prog rock or teach yourself Albanian tapes. Here, he tries his luck with a different kind of racetrack...
I remember reading about something similar being done on an RN carrier, possibly the previous HMS Victorious, on it's last trip home from Singapore before retirement. Apparently one of the officers was bringing an old car home with him but the crew hooked it up to the catapult and shot it over the side! :D
 

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Nice concept. But that ski ramp on the angle..will the "runway" be long enough to launch aircraft? And what sort of CVW do you see in? I see at least 36+ JSF. Helos and maybe Ospreys for various roles.

Great idea Obi Wan.:)
If the same concept was applied to Kittyhawk or JFK rather than a Forrestal class ship, with the lifts at the rear of the shorter ski jump runway rather than in front of it, the take off run would be longer and would be getting close to what the RN uses for Harrier operations aboard the Invincibles.

Would an all VSTOL/Helo carrier be significantly cheaper to operate than a conventional CV with catapults and arrester wires?

Apologies if I've missed this in earlier posts.

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Would an all VSTOL/Helo carrier be significantly cheaper to operate than a conventional CV with catapults and arrester wires?
I assume so. The fuel consumption would be less because a helo carrier does not all the speed a CV does to launch aircraft.

Catapults and arresting gear require a lot of man hours to operate and maintain. Not an easy task I assure you.

Gents, I'm closing this thread because it is getting to large..So join in our discussion of the greatest warships on Earth, the Aircraft Carrier, in the new Aircraft Carrier II thread.

http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/showthread.php?t=3125

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