Monday, July 31, 2017

USS Gerald Ford Completes Its First Arrested Landing And EMALS Launch Of An Aircraft

USNI News: VIDEO: USS Gerald R. Ford Conducts First Arrested Landing, Catapult Launch

Six days after commissioning, the crew of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) launched and recovered their first aircraft from carrier’s flight deck, according to a statement from the service.

The recovery of the F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX- 23 occurred at 3:10 P.M. EST off the coast of Virginia.

Lt. Cmdr. Jamie “Coach” Struck’s Super Hornet hit the number two wire on the Advanced Arresting Gear systems and then launched a little more than an hour later using the ship’s electromagnetic launch system (EMALS).

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WNU Editor: Impressive. Love the video.

More News On The USS Gerald Ford Completing Its First Arrested Landing And EMALS Launch Of An Aircraft

USS Ford launches and recovers a fighter jet for the first time -- Virginia Pilot
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USS Ford makes history: Launches, lands fighter jet with magnetic technology -- FOX News
Aircraft carrier Ford successfully lands and launches its first flight -- Daily Press
US carrier Gerald R. Ford ‘makes history,’ completes first landing & launch of aircraft -- RT

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