December 15, 2004

Herky Jerk

Despite the fact that I'm personally terrified of flying, I've always had an interest in it. So I thought this was really cool - the October 1963 landing and take off of a C-130 Hercules from the deck of the U.S.S. Forrestal.

There are two words for what Navy Lt. James Flatley and his crew did: In. Sane.

But it's awful cool, too.

Go read the article. Then have a look at the videos at the bottom of the page.

Yips! to Joatmoaf at I Love Jet Noise.

Speaking of aircraft cheesecake, I read over the weekend that the National Air & Space Museum has a new Imax movie playing out at their Dulles annex entitled Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag, which is supposed to be guaranteed to make you lose your lunch. Sounds like fun.

Posted by Robert at December 15, 2004 05:17 PM

Those C-130 clips were wonderful! Thanks for passing them on.

Posted by: John at December 16, 2004 01:31 AM
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