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Hercules Landing / Takeoff From Carrier ( Video )  
User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3932 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7560 times:

Here are some cool videos I found on the net from a Hercules landing and take off from a aircraft carrier:

http://www.nfo.no/video/c130_landing.mpg

http://www.nfo.no/video/c130_takeoff.mpg

Was this an one off test, or is this actually common ?

http://www.nfo.no/nyinfo/top/Video/video.htm

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User currently offlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2351 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7441 times:
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I don't know if they did just the one test or several, but it never became an operational procedure.

User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10016 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7303 times:
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I think it was just one test. If memory serves, they steered the ship into something like a 40 knot headwind.


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User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7122 times:

I've seen Hercs land and take off in considerably shrter distances than the specs said they should. Impressive, but I'd have to say a squadron of B-25s would have to be even more impressive.


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineSPROUT5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7045 times:

They were testing to see if the herc could be a "super-COD".

I actually met the pilot, Lt Flatley, twice. I was his driver for two change of commands onboard my ship the USS Flatley(FFG-21). he is the son of VADM Flatley the namesake of my ship. He was a RADM(ret) when I was his driver. Nice guy, sat up front with me. Bad thing was I didn't know at the time he was the pilot, or I would have asked him about it.

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User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6953 times:

Here's the entire-length version of that video, a little larger than a postage stamp.  

They go into some of the details of "minor" modifications that had to be made, like removing the arrestor cables and painting a white line along the 900ft-long axial runway... oh, and clearing the entire deck. You know, minor stuff that doesn't impact day-to-day operations much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfwJJD5jGXk#at=1m59s


User currently offlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2351 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6860 times:
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Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 5):
Here's the entire-length version of that video,

That video also answers the OPs question - the test program did 29 touch-and-gos on the Forrestal, and 21 full stop landings (and takeoffs).


User currently offlineredflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4327 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6625 times:

Quoting SPROUT5199 (Reply 4):
I actually met the pilot, Lt Flatley, twice. I was his driver for two change of commands onboard my ship the USS Flatley(FFG-21). he is the son of VADM Flatley the namesake of my ship. He was a RADM(ret) when I was his driver. Nice guy, sat up front with me. Bad thing was I didn't know at the time he was the pilot, or I would have asked him about it.

I've watched the video of this event probably a hundred times (okay, maybe an exaggeration, but at least 98 times) since I first encountered it some years ago on another site because I think it is one of the most impressive displays of airmanship and even a layman would have no problem appreciating it. What I think is even more impressive is the crew had to train from scratch on the Herc to pull off this feat as I don't believe they had flown Hercs before in their careers.

Quoting nomadd22 (Reply 3):
Impressive, but I'd have to say a squadron of B-25s would have to be even more impressive.

I have to agree, and I only wish there were close-up videos of Doolittle's Raiders taking off. That raid certainly has to be the most white-knuckled, hair-raising, shit-in-the-pants carrier operation ever carried out. Especially for the first couple of birds which, by virtue of their position on the pitching deck, had the shortest runway distance to take off from.



[Edited 2012-08-07 17:53:12]


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User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6475 times:

Speaking of unusual things landing on and taking off from carriers: they did it with a U2, too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8HMPMYL19E


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

Another rare experimental carrier bird, the heavily modified DHC-5 Buffalo QSRA (NASA 715)
http://www.dhc4and5.org/AC80-0613-3_a.jpeg
http://www.dhc4and5.org/AC80-0641-3_a.jpeg
USS Kitty Hawk, 10 July 1980, off San Diego, CA.

WrenchBender



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