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

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

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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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Fantastic set. Thanks for posting those

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Nice!

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

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Must say ace set shots there Stu :clap:
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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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Last two for me. You are lucky guy:)

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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.

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Great selection Stu, looks like you had a good time. :clap:

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Superb! :clap:

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Excellent Stu, got to love that Prowler :drool: Looks like it was a good session, nice shots :clap:
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lovely work Stu, fantastic photo report by you and Ash.

Nice one :clap:

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Terrific work - the VFA-83 CAG Hornet about to take the wire gets my vote - but all are superb.

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Great set, sooooo jealous.....

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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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Cracking set Stu and all them CAG bird thrown in to :dizzy:

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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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Very nice indeed, what a fantastic sequence of images...... I bet you didn't want to come home!

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