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(WTKR)   Fun: Family day at your parent's job. AWESOME: Your parent works on an aircraft carrier, and you get to see F/A-18s break the sound barrier (pics)   (wtkr.com ) divider line
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2014-08-29 11:05:34 AM  
This thread again? Here's a B757 breaking the sound barrier

www.aviationexplorer.com
 
2014-08-29 01:06:54 PM  
Aircraft carrier? Pffft!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-29 01:07:01 PM  

edmo: This thread again? Here's a B757 breaking the sound barrier


Imagine how fast it would be going if the flaps and gear weren't deployed!

\I miss the Concorde
 
2014-08-29 01:08:42 PM  

edmo: This thread again? Here's a B757 breaking the sound barrier

[www.aviationexplorer.com image 704x448]


Came to say pretty much the same thing but the article said there was a supersonic flyby so assuming that is correctly reported they really did see what the headline indicated and weren't talking about the condensation.
 
2014-08-29 01:08:43 PM  
our tax dollars at work!!
 
2014-08-29 01:13:58 PM  
Attend an air show featuring the Blue Angels and you'll get to see this, and more.
 
2014-08-29 01:15:27 PM  
Hate to crap on the thread but that's a stock picture and it's old than God.
 
2014-08-29 01:15:31 PM  
Yeah right. Everyone knows that once you break the sound barrier, you become invisible.
 
2014-08-29 01:16:38 PM  
My dad worked in the Playboy building.  The ladies dress just like they do in the magazine.

That's what I told all the guys in my first grade class.  Actually, I watched them build the John Hancock building and rode the El.  Damn better day than sitting in a classroom and not write letters in cursive.
 
2014-08-29 01:19:05 PM  
There's only one way to break the sound barrier.  You gotta sneak up on it when nobody's looking.

i.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-29 01:22:12 PM  
I think it's cool that they did this for the families.  But recovering a plane on a carrier deck with a crowd of spectators nearby seems kind of dangerous.
 
2014-08-29 01:22:37 PM  

edmo: This thread again? Here's a B757 breaking the sound barrier

[www.aviationexplorer.com image 704x448]


If the sound barrier in your world is somewhere between 140 and 150 knots, sure.  Visible vortices, wing clouding and transonic compression cones are all visible condensation effects common on aircraft, but form for different reasons.  The effect seen in the file photo in the article is most likely transonic flight.
 
2014-08-29 01:22:40 PM  

edmo: This thread again? Here's a B757 breaking the sound barrier

[www.aviationexplorer.com image 704x448]


actually in friends and family day the birds do fly supersonic not the vapor barrier people see in airshows.
 
2014-08-29 01:23:32 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Aircraft carrier? Pffft!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 489x314]


Because it takes great skill and iron nerves to land on a two-mile long runway.

I fondly recall a Family Day cruise on Constellation almost 30 years ago, with a Tomcat passing over the deck in excess of Mach 1.
 
2014-08-29 01:26:18 PM  

Born_Again_Bavarian: I think it's cool that they did this for the families.  But recovering a plane on a carrier deck with a crowd of spectators nearby seems kind of dangerous.


They don't do flight operations during a family cruise. The aircraft would have come out of/returned to NAS Oceana.
 
2014-08-29 01:26:35 PM  
Tiger cruises are better.  VA-27 aboardcoont0, Crusty shellback
 
2014-08-29 01:27:28 PM  

HeadKase: Tiger cruises are better.  VA-27 aboardcoont0, Crusty shellback


WTH?!? Carl Vinson....
 
2014-08-29 01:27:46 PM  
MEH


I'll be impressed when you land, recover and take off a C-130 from a carrier.


www.aerospaceweb.org

www.aerospaceweb.org
 
2014-08-29 01:28:10 PM  

Born_Again_Bavarian: I think it's cool that they did this for the families.  But recovering a plane on a carrier deck with a crowd of spectators nearby seems kind of dangerous.


Where did you see a picture of a recovery ??
 
2014-08-29 01:28:50 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Born_Again_Bavarian: I think it's cool that they did this for the families.  But recovering a plane on a carrier deck with a crowd of spectators nearby seems kind of dangerous.

They don't do flight operations during a family cruise. The aircraft would have come out of/returned to NAS Oceana.


Fly-bys and delivery of 500 lb bombs to water targets during the big GW family day.  Plenty of action, fun, hot dogs for all
 
2014-08-29 01:31:46 PM  
People using food stamps and unemployment are bankrupting America but pointless exercises of military excess are A-okay.
 
2014-08-29 01:32:51 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Wellon Dowd: Born_Again_Bavarian: I think it's cool that they did this for the families.  But recovering a plane on a carrier deck with a crowd of spectators nearby seems kind of dangerous.

They don't do flight operations during a family cruise. The aircraft would have come out of/returned to NAS Oceana.

Fly-bys and delivery of 500 lb bombs to water targets during the big GW family day.  Plenty of action, fun, hot dogs for all


I probably used the wrong term. I meant they're not launching and recovering aircraft during the cruise. They come from the nearby air station.
 
2014-08-29 01:35:04 PM  

Karma Chameleon: People using food stamps and unemployment are bankrupting America but pointless exercises of military excess are A-okay.


Nice try.  When your job keeps you away from home for three months at a stretch a Family Day is not a big deal.

Nuclear power so no fuel cost.
 
2014-08-29 01:35:10 PM  
More aweome:  They tied you to the plane so you get to tag along as it does so.
 
2014-08-29 01:35:56 PM  

HeadKase: Tiger cruises are better.  VA-27 aboardcoont0, Crusty shellback



So A-7's ?

Hat tip if so....


/cv-59,  60 and 67
//VA-85
 
2014-08-29 01:36:53 PM  
NEVAR FORGET!!!!!

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-29 01:38:46 PM  
The cool carriers had escalators...

/just sayin'
 
2014-08-29 01:39:29 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Turbo Cojones: Wellon Dowd: Born_Again_Bavarian: I think it's cool that they did this for the families.  But recovering a plane on a carrier deck with a crowd of spectators nearby seems kind of dangerous.

They don't do flight operations during a family cruise. The aircraft would have come out of/returned to NAS Oceana.

Fly-bys and delivery of 500 lb bombs to water targets during the big GW family day.  Plenty of action, fun, hot dogs for all

I probably used the wrong term. I meant they're not launching and recovering aircraft during the cruise. They come from the nearby air station.


The hardest part of Family Day was keeping the Seamen from ogling the women on small boats who kept showing their titties while we departed.
 
2014-08-29 01:39:32 PM  
Go ahead....Mach my day.
 
2014-08-29 01:40:25 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I fondly recall a Family Day cruise on Constellation almost 30 years ago, with a Tomcat passing over the deck in excess of Mach 1.


Did they also buzz the admiral's daughter?
 
2014-08-29 01:43:27 PM  

treesloth: Wellon Dowd: I fondly recall a Family Day cruise on Constellation almost 30 years ago, with a Tomcat passing over the deck in excess of Mach 1.

Did they also buzz the admiral's daughter?



I buzzed the admirals daughter .... more than once.
 
2014-08-29 01:44:16 PM  

netcentric: HeadKase: Tiger cruises are better.  VA-27 aboardcoont0, Crusty shellback


So A-7's ?

Hat tip if so....


/cv-59,  60 and 67
//VA-85


Yep - Great bird for a AT like me
*Returns hat tip
 
2014-08-29 01:48:59 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Sin_City_Superhero: Aircraft carrier? Pffft!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 489x314]

Because it takes great skill and iron nerves to land on a two-mile long runway.

I fondly recall a Family Day cruise on Constellation almost 30 years ago, with a Tomcat passing over the deck in excess of Mach 1.


I took my dad on a family cruise once.  They announced that we should look forward to see a Tomcat approaching faster than the speed of sound.  Naturally, I look aft first and sure enough here it comes.  I nudge my dad and point aft.  He sees the aircraft and says "I can't hear him coming!"

I didn't have time for anything more than a chuckle.  Later I told him that the boom he heard was all that sound he couldn't hear before hitting him at once.
 
2014-08-29 01:51:34 PM  
Not Supersonic

c1.staticflickr.com
38.media.tumblr.com

If it can't hover it has the ghey

img198.imageshack.us
 
2014-08-29 01:54:03 PM  
My older brother served on the U.S.S. Independence (CV-62) from '78-'82. He says the F-14's were the best.
 
2014-08-29 02:00:09 PM  

hasty ambush: Not Supersonic

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[38.media.tumblr.com image 500x334]

If it can't hover it has the ghey

[img198.imageshack.us image 850x581]


Actually, the Harrier can break Mach 1 in a dive.
 
2014-08-29 02:00:39 PM  

bmr68: My older brother served on the U.S.S. Independence (CV-62) from '78-'82. He says the F-14's were the best.


They sure were the loudest.  A-6's were 2nd loudest.

USS Saratoga CV-60 ships company '91-94
 
2014-08-29 02:01:07 PM  
I went on one of these in the 80's aboard the Eisenhower. The coolest part of the supersonic flyby was the announcer telling us to look at the speck to our left and feeling a whooooomp and then seeing a speck to to the right.
 
2014-08-29 02:01:13 PM  

ChipNASA: MEH


I'll be impressed when you land, recover and take off a C-130 from a carrier.


[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x464]

[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x357]


Sooooo much this.
 
2014-08-29 02:17:14 PM  
This cracked me up

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2014-08-29 02:23:42 PM  

ChipNASA: MEH


I'll be impressed when you land, recover and take off a C-130 from a carrier.


[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x464]

[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x357]


I'm actually thinking they might have had damp wheels on that takeoff :P
 
2014-08-29 02:25:16 PM  
Wellon Dowd:

I probably used the wrong term. I meant they're not launching and recovering aircraft during the cruise. They come from the nearby air station.

the picture from the article, of the plane doing the catapult shot ..is just a photoshop?

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-29 02:37:08 PM  
I had my daughter at my work once because my wife had an appointment that she couldn't taker her to. I was busy as hell, so I loaded up Netflix and let my daughter watch something on my second monitor. It's been over two years, and she still thinks I get paid to watch Wonder Pets.

/csb
/I need a new job
 
2014-08-29 02:40:38 PM  

spesimen: Wellon Dowd:

I probably used the wrong term. I meant they're not launching and recovering aircraft during the cruise. They come from the nearby air station.

the picture from the article, of the plane doing the catapult shot ..is just a photoshop?

[img.fark.net image 380x270]



That isn't a cat shot.

There is no JBD up.

Most likely they are doing touch and go's.    Just for show.

Not launches and traps
 
2014-08-29 02:42:17 PM  

Karma Chameleon: People using food stamps and unemployment are bankrupting America but pointless exercises of military excess are A-okay.


Cheap recruiting.

You KNOW some of those kids will be thinking of the trip when their eligiblity comes.
 
2014-08-29 02:54:50 PM  

HeadKase: Tiger cruises are better.  VA-27 aboardcoont0, Crusty shellback


Right-on.

"Hey Kids! Watch me do a SAR jump!" mmmmm rotor wash....
 
2014-08-29 02:56:10 PM  

ChipNASA: MEH


I'll be impressed when you land, recover and take off a C-130 from a carrier.


[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x464]

[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x357]


Almost as impressive as when you do it with a U-2

www.spyflight.co.uk

www.aerospaceweb.org

i.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-29 03:14:03 PM  

hasty ambush: ChipNASA: MEH


I'll be impressed when you land, recover and take off a C-130 from a carrier.


[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x464]

[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x357]

Almost as impressive as when you do it with a U-2

[www.spyflight.co.uk image 425x242]

[www.aerospaceweb.org image 550x248]

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I had forgotten about that one.  I would have to think that the U-2 had a better time landing because of the slower speeds, longer wingspans & less mass to land on the carrier.
 
2014-08-29 03:22:00 PM  
toadist:

There is no JBD up.

not really a big deal but is that jet blast deflector or something? isn't that the thing in this pic?? i dunno much about carrier ops just curious really

img.fark.net
 
gja
2014-08-29 03:24:14 PM  

hasty ambush: If it can't hover it has the ghey


3.bp.blogspot.com

/could not hover
//wants to know where to ship your carcass after splashing you from 100 miles out
 
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