Carrier Ops…

by Steve on October 11, 2006

…Russian style!


Darren October 12, 2006 at 22:07

So they finally dusted that thing off and got some decent aircraft to put on it.
Cool video!

SJBill October 13, 2006 at 14:00

Editing and music sure do make the video! D’ya think editing can clean this one up?

I cannot get used to the ski-jump. Is it mo-better from an aviator’s standpoint?


pinch October 14, 2006 at 7:44

The date-stamp on that video was from back in 1998. Seems to me that ship is now a casino in Hong Kong or some other Chinese port.

I remember saying I’d give a month pay to watch the Russian’s first full-scale flight ops at sea back when they started this. It took us a good 70 years to get where we are in carrier operations – I was looking forward to watching Ruskie hook-up petty officers and Fly 2 directors and hook runners getting blown over the side left and right.

Wonder if those pilots can join Tailhook?

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