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  •  Great story...just another day on the job (8+ / 0-)

    Just to give you some perspective on the difference between how things are ashore and afloat...

    ...we didn't have enough to wait for the cable crews to get the F-16s clear of the runways and reset the cables, a procedure that can take twenty to thirty minutes.
    The interval on a carrier between planes landing is about 42 seconds (yes, it really is!) which means that the aircraft that landed has to clear the gear and "foul line" and the gear is reset all within that 42 second timeframe.  

    Ah, life at sea!

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 06:00:22 PM PST

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