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Blue Angels Runway drive ends in arrestLike a scene out of the movie "Top Gun," a Chevrolet Corvette sped across an airport runway in Hancock County last week. Aboard was a uniformed ground crew member who was assisting the Blue Angels. But the ending wasn't as heroic. The Vette got towed, and the driver got arrested. (www.indystar.com) More...
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Arresting gear on a C-130?
Most military aircraft have a tail hook. Very seldom used but even USAF has them on land based aircraft.Most military runways have 2-3 cables strecthed across them at various points but are recessed in a small groove. In the event of a flame out or other Emergency, they are activated and raised about 4" over the runway and the inbound will drop that arrestor and hopefully catch one. I never saw one used. That's just what I was told by a Tower chief at Davis-Monthan in Tuscon one day.
Fat Albert doesn't have any aresting gear. the C-130 wasn't made with that even remotely in mind.
shades of patty wagstaff at oshkosh a few years ago?? hmm. i am curious, if he is on the aircrew for the blue angels that doesnt give him a pass on the airfield??
well hell, it was a BLUE ANGELS corvette! i thnk that alone gives it a pass
Anyway, the uniforms they wear are credentials enough for me. So his car didnt have the proper credentials? Eat shit.