Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: In my own world.
Dave, Won't be doing any Surfing of Jet wash... Those EA-6B's can be a real delight though.
I am having so much fun right now, better than flying that desk I had out in Detroit, although If I could do this in Detroit, I would.
The weather is sunny and bright, Pilots are getting thier refresher or first time on a carrier, and they are doing great. Nothing better than watching a plane in the glide slope coming in on the Number 3 wire; catching it, going from 140 mph to 0 in about 200ft. Then bring it out of the Landing area, guiding it back to the Catapult to shoot them and watch them fly around and do it all again. The ship is alive once more, sailors from all over have flooded every space on the ship. There are many sailors on here from Michigan, many from a stones throw from the same areas we all are from. Detroit is represented; Riverview, Roseville, Walled Lake, Hamtramck, Novi, Warren (CO). Very good mix, This is actually the first time I have had so many people from the same area I am from. Good to see and talk to these people.
We are going to start qualifying for Blue water operations, what that means is that we don't need an airfield to support us, in case of emergency or for gas. We can be fully independent and take ourselves where ever the good people need us.
I am glad that I can share this with you guys. Too many times I have met you all and tried to explain what exactly I do. This is the best way I can do it. Hopefully I describe it fully for you.
Oh, Since Wilkipedia is a great source of information, on Wiki look up Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handler) and that is what I do... Ook. So tatta for now... See you down the road. Until next time......
Ya, its funny, Funny like a Clown.