Yes boss, we’ll try a second take on that shall we?

11 thoughts on “Yes boss, we’ll try a second take on that shall we?”

  1. Not totally off topic.
    They’re now talking about putting cat ‘n traps on those ‘essential’ two carriers we were all told didn’t need them.

  2. Reminds me of the Chuck Yeager quote: “If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.”

  3. The Otago peninsula is the only place you will find nesting albatrosses, other than on tiny flyspecks in the southern oceans. As with many seabirds, they’re ungainly on land, but truly magnificent flyers.

  4. “If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.””

    But repairs could have been carried out by then! As far as I’m concerned you should be able to use the plane straight away for it to be considered an “Outstanding” landing…

  5. – They’re now talking about putting cat ‘n traps on those ‘essential’ two carriers we were all told didn’t need them.

    Not quite. The carriers were designed with the potential for future cats and traps, since they’re envisioned to have a fifty year life. They’ll be in service after F-35B retires.

    The early time scale and launch/recovery capacity being talked about recently indicates supplementary drones. MQ-25 fits nicely.

  6. Dave.. To be fair, Chuck flew the X-series, experimental models like the canard ( by hand…!) and did other stuff you’re not supposed to do with planes, on purpose..

    His definition of landing fits with the “does it crash/explode on take-off, does it actually fly, if it does fly, when will you crash, because…, can you actually land this thing safely or at all?” lines of inquiry he had to deal with as a test pilot.

    I’d like to think he’d land an ordinary plane with his feet while reading the newspaper sipping a cup of coffee..

  7. That landing took place about 1 km from me.The Albatross is superb when in the air but is really comical on take off and landing. They are especially funny as chicks trying their wings for the first time.There is a live feed available to watch.

  8. @Grikath…

    There’s an old aviation saying – “There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots”… Gen. Yeager was the exception that proved the rule! 🙂

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