F-35C Sinks To Just Above Waves After Taking Low-Power CAT

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Unread post29 May 2020, 04:28

The TWIN PROP with nosewheel off the deck is a Tracker S-2E/G for the ASW role of the carrier (with ASW Sea King Helos). Apparently it is flying, straining to get off the strop/cat, at the end. The STOOF (S2F StwoF) was very reliable. Only one lost during a night bolter with pilot it was found to have been pushing the nose down when he needed to keep the nose up so they flew into the sea not far from the ship. All rescued OK. It was the SD “dark night take-off accident” somatogravic illusion effect. The young pilot had not carried out a night bolter before this accident. NIGHT - SHUDDER.

More Info here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=55255&p=421851&hilit=bolter+night#p421851

The deck crew are well trained and well supervised. They follow set procedures to get under and out again from aircraft.
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Unread post29 May 2020, 07:35

"Only one lost during a night bolter with pilot it was found to have been pushing the nose down when he needed to keep the nose up so they flew into the sea not far from the ship. All rescued OK. It was the SD “dark night take-off accident” somatogravic illusion effect. The young pilot had not carried out a night bolter before this accident. NIGHT - SHUDDER.

More Info here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=55255&p=421851&hilit=bolter+night#p421851

Just so happens my Brother-in-law was along for the ride that night Spaz....
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Unread post29 May 2020, 08:48

21 page PDF about the RANFAA NIGHT S-2 Tracker Loss attached. Photo from (RAN) Navy News 31 Jan - 14 Feb 1975 (5Mb):
http://www.navy.gov.au/sites/default/fi ... 1-1975.pdf

PNG Photo via e-mail from PEDRO Wessex 31B Helo Plane Guard Aircrew circa mid 1975 (reverse horse head on A4G tail).
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Unread post29 May 2020, 10:03

spazsinbad wrote:20 page PDF about the RANFAA NIGHT S-2 Tracker Loss attached. Photo from (RAN) Navy News 31 Jan - 14 Feb 1975 (5Mb):
http://www.navy.gov.au/sites/default/fi ... 1-1975.pdf


LOL, back in the day Dave had a full head of hair, and it wasn't grey...
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Unread post29 May 2020, 10:16

Please give Dave my regards, tell him about BIG PDF 4Gb online 25 Apr 2020: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/

The Tracker PDF above is now 21 pages - a VS 816 mugshot linebook page 1974 showing 'the Palmer' has been added. Soon a GIF graphic of this page (cleaned up which takes time) will be added here. Lots of 816 material lost in hangar fire. :-(
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Unread post29 May 2020, 18:08

steve2267 wrote:Pardon me, but IMO implying that Rogoway is a reporter is like putting lipstick on a pig. The guy is a blogger, and a sensationalistic one at that. A little better than Axe and Solomon, maybe, but referring to him as a reporter is insulting to anyone who actually tries to apply themselves at that trade anymore. :bang:


Yes, you're indeed 100% correct there! :wink:
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Unread post30 May 2020, 02:14

Perhaps a LAME humour attempt (see last para) but bloody hell this thing'll get squeezed every which way but loose.
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