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Super Hornet Blown Overboard Unexpected Heavy Weather TRUMAN

Unread postPosted: 10 Jul 2022, 21:17
by spazsinbad
FREAK/ROGUE Ocean Waves info: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/roguewaves.html
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https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... dite.html# TWO MEN KILLED 2010 on CRUISE BOAT in MED. SEA
F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to USS Harry S. Truman blown overboard due to unexpected heavy weather
10 Jul 2022 USN

"NAPLES, Italy -- On July 8, 2022, an F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), blew overboard due to unexpected heavy weather in the Mediterranean Sea.

The carrier was conducting a replenishment-at-sea, which was safely terminated through established procedures.

All personnel aboard the ship are accounted for.

One Sailor received minor injuries while conducting operations during the unexpected heavy weather. The Sailor is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.

USS Harry S. Truman and embarked aircraft remain full mission capable...."

Source: https://www.navy.mil/DesktopModules/Art ... le=3088326


Some PACIFIC SWELLS for the use of: Day/Night CVN Carrier Landing Pitching Deck USS Nimitz 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhCYIzOJ6g


Re: Super Hornet Blown Overboard Unexpected Heavy Weather TR

Unread postPosted: 11 Jul 2022, 04:45
by spazsinbad
IF US readers cannot view the above video then these TWO halves of it seem to be available to viewers in da USA.

PBS Carrier - Landing on a Pitching Deck Pt. 1.mp4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ki8Ji4HQVU



PBS Carrier - Landing on a Pitching Deck Pt. 2.mp4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTVj_ZSwxGE


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Perfect Storm 90 foot waves!!! [KITTY HAWK] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cWyHLup7FY


Re: Super Hornet Blown Overboard Unexpected Heavy Weather TR

Unread postPosted: 11 Jul 2022, 22:51
by spazsinbad
Testing a new SupaSUBhorneto? "...According to a source, the Super Hornet was a two-seat F/A-81F[sic] and was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 211, based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia...." https://seapowermagazine.org/f-a-18-sup ... -s-truman/

Re: Super Hornet Blown Overboard Unexpected Heavy Weather TR

Unread postPosted: 15 Jul 2022, 07:31
by 35_aoa
spazsinbad wrote:Testing a new SupaSUBhorneto? "...According to a source, the Super Hornet was a two-seat F/A-81F[sic] and was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 211, based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia...." https://seapowermagazine.org/f-a-18-sup ... -s-truman/


-211 used to be 2-seat, a Tomcat legacy squadron as well. They conducted their "transition" to F/A-18E's a couple years ago. Transition being in quotes because it is the same TMS, they just fired all the WSOs and threw away the solo blocks :wink:

Re: Super Hornet Blown Overboard Unexpected Heavy Weather TR

Unread postPosted: 15 Jul 2022, 11:30
by spazsinbad
The OPERATIONAL Sea Venom was flown with an Observer in the right hand seat (side be side). He operated the radar and called out the KIAS in one knot increments during a carrier approach (really important because in our FAW Mk53 Sea Venoms there was no other indication for angle of attack or airspeed, other than the single dial in front of the pilot but inside down on the instrument panel; with the view out front not to good with the BULBOUS radar NOSE CONE in the way. So the Observer was really a good crew member to have for 'fighting in all weathers' FAW. When the RAN FAA transitioned to the Skyhawk single seater mostly the Venom Observers all went to HELO ASW or retired or whatever. AND... there was no LSO! Venom aircrew did practise MADDLS (FCLP) but AFAIK no one looked at their approaches. On MELBOURNE the MCO Mirror Control Officer monitored their approach and would fire a flare if there was a mirror or deck problem but otherwise the Venom pilot had to do it all. Their circuit height was 400 feet with a tight base turn for a short straightaway (for visibility reasons however one could fly the meatball about halfway round base turn as early on we did the same circuit height in the A4G and only later went to 600 feet as per NATOPS.

The 400 foot Venom circuit was practised at NIGHT (which height is a tad dangerous at Nowra because of rising ground west of the main east/west runway). One night a Venom breaking downwind at 400 feet struck severe turbulence from the usual strong westerly winds at time of the year. The aircraft hit treetops so they ejected OK. A little while later the night circuit height was increased to 1,000 feet and trees were cleared all round the circuit area especially to the west. :-)

Yes these Venom guys did 400 foot carrier circuits downwind AT NIGHT! Bloody HELL. :-)

Re: Super Hornet Blown Overboard Unexpected Heavy Weather TR

Unread postPosted: 17 Jul 2022, 02:54
by spazsinbad
How to Tie Down CVN aircraft 12 page PDF attached: http://info.publicintelligence.net/USNa ... htDeck.pdf
& HOW TO tie down LIGHTNING: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5732/306 ... 66_o_d.jpg (3.6Mb)

Re: Super Hornet Blown Overboard Unexpected Heavy Weather TR

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2022, 21:16
by spazsinbad
U.S. Navy Recovers F/A-18E From Mediterranean Sea
08 Aug 2022 Naval News Staff

"The aircraft was recovered from a depth of approximately 9,500 feet by a team from Task Force (CTF) 68, Naval Sea Systems Command’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), Harry S. Truman, Naval Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, and U.S. Sixth Fleet embarked on the multi-purpose construction vessel (MPV) Everest....

...The aircraft was recovered using a CURV-21 remotely operated vehicle to attach specialized rigging and lift lines to the aircraft. A lifting hook was attached to the rigging to raise the aircraft to the surface and hoist it aboard Everest...."

Source: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... anean-sea/

Re: Super Hornet Blown Overboard Unexpected Heavy Weather TR

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2022, 20:51
by spazsinbad
Cable operated Unmanned Recovery Vehicle (CURV) aboard USNS Apache (T-ATF 172)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvi6Go8jg4c