About as close as anyone of us will get to launch a plane

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  1. Torch

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    Great video .... learned things :)
     
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    I have understood that I am a man from 1945 :lol:
    Awesome!
     
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    Brings back many memories. Sharing this with friends and family. Thanks for posting Torch
     
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    wow that is good. wish there was one like that of ww2 carrier planes being launched...
     
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    Cool video! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    That was neat.
     
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    Without a time machine to take back a Go-Pro camera, this is about the best I could come up with. :(


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx7Gto1zrrg

    Its a longish video but has some interesting sequences.

    As I recall, the board presented to the pilot prior to launch is changed nowadays from having the pre-launch checklist and other info to just the weight of the aircraft. here are other changes including a pilot gesture that looks more like a cut or slashing motion before launch instead of the hand salute to the catapult officer.

    Most reassuring is discovering that even in 1944 a geedunk is still a geedunk.
     
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    cool...thanks.!!!
     
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    Interesting stuff - thanks for posting.
     
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