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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: "rklarich" <rklarich at>

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 16:21:16 UTC



Without discussing piloting skill of a stationary carrier landing....

BAD idea, even if at sea, the carrier would be considered sovereign, a no
touch area for sure.
If simply treated as a military controlled landing area, check with the need
for a Pentagon Civil Aircraft Landing Permit,
Each branch of the service has an office to contact- it assures the gov't
you have insurance and need, and
waives the gov't of any liability. I'll throw a link in.

When civil aircraft have worked with carriers, it's been movie stunts and
anniversary events, not just popping in for a quick try.

Now, should you do this- if the deck is fouled, the Marines will no doubt
pull you out of the wreckage and greet you properly.
You'll look silly on CNN even if you don't wreck.  This would be funny
pre-9/11. Today, it's not.  All taxpayers own it, not just
you, and your gov't has allowed the military to post signs that trespassers
may be shot at military fields. I wouldn't even get
close enough to a carrier to see if the same signs are posted......

Rich Klarich
IAC 21376


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Romero" <love2loop at>
To: <acro at>
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 6:43 PM
Subject: [Acro] Landing advice

> There is a carrier in the ocean just 3 miles off shore and only 5 miles
> my home airport.  Our newspaper reported that it is not in service as it
> 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
> area.
> 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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