On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7 (Updated)

On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7 (Updated)

Postby bigcrow on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 3:58 pm

On the 12th July 2012 I was given the great privilege to embark on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the Mediterranean Sea. An amazing experience. A full report on the carrier can be found on this link:- http://www.touchdown-aviation.com/repor ... cvn-69.php


My ride out and back from the “IKE”, thank you VRC-40 Det III

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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7

Postby solent on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 4:00 pm

Fantastic set. Thanks for posting those
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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7

Postby RichPittman on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 4:34 pm

Brilliant set Stu and well done on your 1st experience onboard

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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7

Postby Stu on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 4:46 pm

Must say ace set shots there Stu :clap:
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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7

Postby TonyO on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 5:08 pm

Much awaited and you certainly didn't disappoint old chap!

Is it me, or did the 'Rampagers' jets catch your eye! I found that '131' didn't fly that much!
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Postby Bartek on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 6:10 pm

Last two for me. You are lucky guy:)
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Postby IanH on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 7:41 pm

Stonking Stu. Was looking forward to these. Just chuffed that it worked out so well for both of you. We`ll have to catch up soon for the full word and verse>

Excellent.

Best wishes, Ian
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Postby MikeH on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 8:08 pm

Great selection Stu, looks like you had a good time. :clap:
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Postby capercaillie on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 8:52 am

Excellent Stu, got to love that Prowler :drool: Looks like it was a good session, nice shots :clap:
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Postby Mark K on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 9:15 am

lovely work Stu, fantastic photo report by you and Ash.

Nice one :clap:
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Postby DanBeeden on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 12:16 pm

Terrific work - the VFA-83 CAG Hornet about to take the wire gets my vote - but all are superb.
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Postby jalfrezi on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 1:35 pm

Great set, sooooo jealous.....
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Postby Ian A.S. on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 2:20 pm

Magnificent action photos Stuart - the views forward and to the rear of taking off and landing aircraft are top dollar - thanks for sharing
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Postby Benn George on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 10:04 pm

Cracking set Stu and all them CAG bird thrown in to :dizzy:
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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7

Postby bigcrow on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 2:33 pm

Thanks for comments guys.Tony VFA-131 were pretty busy, we had four cycles during the day, it's just I haven't got round to editing those yet. A few more from an epic day.

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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7 (Updated)

Postby mr pabs on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 2:57 pm

Very nice indeed, what a fantastic sequence of images...... I bet you didn't want to come home!
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Postby IanOlder on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 6:03 pm

Fabulous set Stu from what must have been a wonderful trip. Great mix of shots captures the action really well with the deck crew, steam, smoke and sea adding to the scene. :clap: :clap:
Did the COD remain on deck while you were on board and no sign of any rotary or are they all just out of shot?
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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7 (Updated)

Postby bigcrow on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 7:01 pm

IanOlder wrote:Fabulous set Stu from what must have been a wonderful trip. Great mix of shots captures the action really well with the deck crew, steam, smoke and sea adding to the scene. :clap: :clap:
Did the COD remain on deck while you were on board and no sign of any rotary or are they all just out of shot?
Good luck to whoever chooses POTW.


Thanks Ian. Regarding the COD it stayed on board during our duration & brought us back to Souda in the evening. As for the SH-60's two flew, haven't got round to editing those yet...
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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7 (Updated)

Postby Mister Tee on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 7:46 pm

Brilliant, especially the Prowler. Beautiful colour scheme.

Memeories for me of a trip out to the John F Kennedy in 1976 from Lossiemouth with a pocket instamatic! Managed a rather noisy night stop and witnessed a night launch to boot. I was air traffic at the time and flew out on the COD S-2 I think it was.

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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7 (Updated)

Postby Tim Holden on Fri 03 Aug 2012, 7:42 am

Very nice. I need to investigate how you get carrier visits! I still can't get used to the "Jolly Rogers" being in Hornets. Miss the Tomcat.
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Re: On board the “IKE”. A day in the life of CVW-7 (Updated)

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 2:17 am

:shock: :shock: wow, dream come true for most of us that, superb set of images...Ciaran
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