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Old July 11th 03, 10:22 PM
Keith Willshaw
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"Peter Twydell" wrote in message
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In article , 87015
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Many years back I recall a Sea Harrier landing on a container ship or

such
rather than ditch in the sea. There was a two page spread about it in the
magazine "Air Pictorial" a few weeks after the incident. This was in the

late
1980's.

Of course I do know (and have seen the photos) of the 1960's trials with

a
C-130 on a USN carrier.

But has it happened at all apart from these two incidents? Anyone know?

T.


ISTR pictures of an Auster landing on or taking off from an RN carrier.

Weren't there trials with a B-N Islander at some stage?
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Then there are the trials that involved vampires with no undercarriage
and a rubber flight deck, kinky but true

Keith


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Old July 11th 03, 11:01 PM
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Frank May wrote in message
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ISTR reading in "Flying" magazine or something similar a long time ago
about a small Cessna or Piper making an emergency landing on a carrier
once. I also think I read where a Beech Twin Bonanza did likewise many
years ago. Didn't the "Tora, Tora, Tora" movie Jap. replicas not only
launch from the Yorktown, but land on it as well?


I read something like a "Cessna makes emergency landing on carrier"
story in either Flying or the AOPA Pilot, recently. The story was very
interesting until the last paragraph which was something like "and then
I awoke and thought about what might have been."

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Old July 12th 03, 12:06 AM
Frank May
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The O-1 reminded me. Don't OV-10s operate off of carriers some? I
suppose too, you could consider the P-51D trials unusual.

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Old July 12th 03, 12:45 AM
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On 11 Jul 2003 14:31:17 -0700, (Ken Fowler)
wrote:

And Rod Taylor and a Navion starred in the 1972 made-for-tv movie
"Family Flight" which ended with the family's teen-age son landing the
family Navion on an aircraft carrier. Don't know who the actual pilot
or ship was. (
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0068568 )

IIRC - and it has been 30 years - at the end they made a couple of low
passes at the carrier, but finally splashed along side.
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Old July 12th 03, 11:27 AM
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Then there were the three? Piper Cubs that took off from an aircraft
carrier in the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch. As I
recall, they took heavy fire from the other ships in the fleet, who
evidently took them for the French air force.

Cubs eventually got their own carriers in the form of a wooden flight
deck on an LST.

They could also take off from a wire strung from davits alongside a
landing craft. The L-4 with pilot in place was propped on the deck,
then hoisted to the wire with the engine running. If it quit on him,
the pilot had to climb out, stand on the angle between the landing
gear strut and the wheel, and prop it himself.

The Cub was dragged back to the uttermost end of the wire, the pildot
went to full throttle, the restraint was released, and it rolled along
the wire to the bow of the LST, which of course was making the best of
its speed into the wind. When it was released from the Brodie Device
(as it was called for its inventor) the Cub often enough dipped about
to wave-top level before getting lift enough to continue on its trip,
which of course was one-way.


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Old July 12th 03, 01:14 PM
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What about the April 4, 1963 dead-stick landing of an F-8 Crusader flown
by Stu
Harrison?


But not to an arrested landing I dare say.

R / John


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Old July 12th 03, 01:51 PM
Frank May
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Didn't realize the OV-10 was retired now.

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Old July 12th 03, 03:48 PM
Les Matheson
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An the aircraft is located in Pensacola FL, at the National Museum of Naval
Aviation.

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"Larry Doering" wrote in message
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In article ,
Frank May wrote:
ISTR reading in "Flying" magazine or something similar a long time ago
about a small Cessna or Piper making an emergency landing on a carrier
once.


A Cessna O-1A (L-19) landed on USS Midway on April 30, 1975, shortly
before the fall of Saigon. It was flown by a Vietnamese Army major,
who was evacuating himself and his family - he somehow crammed his
wife and five children on board. The O-1/L-19 has two tandem seats,
and is not exactly roomy.


ljd



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