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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Landing advice


Thread: [Acro] Re: Landing advice

Message: [Acro] Re: Landing advice

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From: John Cornwell <jwcornwell at>

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 03:49:59 UTC


  First of all, the carrier is over open water, and maybe even beyond the 3-mile
FAR limit, so you can do anything you want.

Second, I assume it is a US Navy carrier and you are a taxpayer, so in effect,
it is your airport!  Do anything you want.

If you have any balls at all, you will wheel it on and intentionally
ground-loop it at the end.  Do this downwind, so you will spin around into the
wind and be ready for an immediate departure.

"Bob Romero" <love2loop at> wrote:

There is a carrier in the ocean just 3 miles off shore and only 5 miles from
my home airport.  Our newspaper reported that it is not in service as it is
undergoing some maintenance at sea.

I want to do a "touch and go" on the carrier and wondered if there are any
military personnel out there who may know the dimensions of the deck/landing

Really, I would like to do a full stop, but I don't think my citabria will
be able to lift off such a short runway.  Also, I am afraid that actually
stopping on the carrier may be illegal or get me in some sort of trouble.

Any advice?

-Bob Romero
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