Time 07.00: although the morning is very humid and cold (for July IN CALIFORNIA ), the channel that separates us from the naval base is patrolled by Coast Guard. This… ehm, ehm… is only a ferryboat of early tourists!. Please note the height of the flight deck, where I am now, from the pier.
Time 07.00: although the morning is very humid and cold (for July IN CALIFORNIA), the channel that separates us from the naval base is patrolled by Coast Guard
This ehm, ehm is only a ferryboat of early tourists!
Please note the height of the flight deck, where I am now, from the pier
where is the ferryboat now? Maybe it sank it?
Time 11.00: yes, you read it well! After only 4 hours from expected, the access to the military base is opened to let the crane exit with the first of the three airplanes luckily it is not so cold now!
Theoretically the operation to carry ALL the airplanes had to start at 07.00 AM and finish at 11.30 AM... maybe the Italians are managing the time?
The airplane is this!!!
The crane is approaching ... I'm still on the flight deck... see the final part of one of the two catapults
Now Im on the pier because they sent us to keep people away during the operation of carrying my friends with green shirt and hat are volunteers of Restoration Team all of us dont take any money!
Only one is shown because ehm!.. the others are talking with me!
This is an A4 Skyhawk: little, for the lovers of Tom Cruise, this is the jet of captain Viper in the movie Top Gun
Finally, after ONLY 6 hours, the gate is opened again it is funny to see that, to save time, they decide now to bring two of them in one trip!!!
Now it is very hot!
One of them is dingle dangle!!!
but slowly slowly they arrive!
Also the F18 Hornet is beginning to be part of our little air fleet!
some thrills because the Hornet begins to spin a little
but everything is going well!
Finally it is time to carry what all of us were expecting
the big Vigilante!
or better, the RA-5C Vigilante
it is big, isnt it?
but really nice!
during reconnaissance, the photo operator had to sit here. I hope he didnt have any problems of claustrophobia!!!
I think that this guy could make a lot of money like car park attendant!!!
When everything is done and the stress is over, I want a picture with my boss but I have a really big tummy and I already lost some weight walking in this huge boat!!!
and when Im going to my car, what I find? A live organized aboard a military boat that approached today close to us.
Dont you believe it is military? Look next slide
but Im so tired to be impressed I cant wait to go to sleep!!!
Did you like the slides? I hope so!
A big CIAO from Roberto