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French Navy Rafele's Trapped by the Big E
« on: August 03, 2007, 09:12:29 PM »
It would appear this is the first time this has happened...

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=30739

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Re: French Navy Rafele's Trapped by the Big E
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 02:23:08 PM »
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also I believe it’s the first time French fighter pilots have been able to land onboard the deck of an American aircraft carrier

 ??? and what about this French Crusader?
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Re: French Navy Rafele's Trapped by the Big E
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007, 01:22:15 AM »
And also

US and French navies in 2005

Its in a magazine i have, the captions are

A US Navy C-2 Greyhound lands on the flight deck of the Charles De Gaulle during joint exercises

A Rafale M performs touch and go landing on the USS Dwight D Eisenhower

A French Hawkeye awaits clearence to take off onboard the John C Stennis during a cross deck exchange

Btw, touch and go means they didnt actually stop right?

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Re: French Navy Rafele's Trapped by the Big E
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 01:05:28 AM »
Hmmm, can you say I should get my facts right?

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Re: French Navy Rafele's Trapped by the Big E
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 02:51:21 AM »
Yeah, touch and go is performing a landing but not really landing  ;)

I guess they're right. I believe the Crusader was also a touch and go, ít does have the hook extended (probably comes down with the gear), but as you can see, it's about to miss the last cable. Would have been a bad landing.
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