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Talk about pitching decks...... I had the pleasure of getting a turn in the F-18 fighter simulator at A NAS here in CA. The experience was unbelievable. Passed under the Coronado bridge inverted, at the dare from the Commander. He did say that the experience would have been unbelievably uncomfortable in real life and that the base would be getting loads of complaints via phone calls. Even set me up for a carrier landing and was able to trap successfully. The two instructor pilots were screwing with each other by challenging themselves to the most jacked up scenarios possible. Very impressive to see a successful capture in a gail force low vis thunderstorm, one engine, failed instruments and control issues along with a pitching and rolling deck. Now I'm not a Navy guy but long ago a Navy pilot said that a carrier landing is like trying to lick a postage stamp in the middle of your living room , in the dark as you get a running start and then jump trying to hit it with your tongue.

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A good two part PBS story on pitching decks.
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To make matters worse, if I'm not mistaken they have to put it down on top of a dolley/latch. Those guys earn their respect every day!!!
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Do those have auto-hover? Not clear on the concept, I know some CG units do.

If so, can it help or compensate for a moving deck?
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I saw these land on the back of a Missile Cruiser with a pitching deck like this one. The pilot matched the up and down motion of the ship as well as the pitching motion flying 20-30 feet above the deck. Once they were in sync the pilot would plop down during the down motion of the boat. You can see to the left of the helicopter is a small protrusion sticking out of the deck with windows. A pilot will be stationed inside helping to guide the helo to the deck. There is also a flight control officer in a small tower above the hanger deck directing the landing. Even with that help it still must take some big brass ones to land!

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Damn dude! Hope it heals well. Hope you had facial protection or just got damn lucky......... this time. 11,000 rpm does funny things when physics goes all wonky



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Pic taken today at a new project I will be doing. Brought in 3 Queen Palms to provide some canopy. Already tore out some stuff out of view and trimmed up some others we are keeping. Still have a ways to go before actually planting anything - have to wait for my herbicide to kill all the nasty Bermudagrass first. Got a taller Queen just for the corner of the house...the others are about the same height. Loose triangular spacing & odd numbers always work well for Queens.

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At one of my accounts today.....wasn't there a thread somewhere about view from your office?

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It has it's "perks", Craig!


So also from today...this is exactly why I have to keep my truck windows up while driving around town.....even though it's beautiful outside right now and I'd rather have them down.

That's a cig in her left hand resting on the side mirror....and guess where the smoke drifts to?

Yuk!




Back to a beach pic....so much nicer! Low tide with glassy 4' waves and warm water!
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