aircraft carrier to be used for general aviation

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  1. pbfoot

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    Interesting pbfoot, I wonder how it will pan out.
     
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    Pretty radical idea. It'll be interesting to see alright.
     
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    I bet their insurance costs will be astonomical. Plus no matter how big a ship is, its still subject to rolling in the swells which would be a landing hazard for pilots to trained to handle that.

    I think its a non starter.
     
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    Syscom is dead right, insurance companies wouldn't go near it, how do the planes stop without arrester gear, operating costs are huge for a carrier and they expect landing fees to cover it.

    This smells like an April Fool joke
     
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    Agreed, I would say there would be lots of accidents as well with non-carrier trained pilots landing with no arrestor gear... Probably is an April Fool...
     
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    i was gonna pull it after about 5 minutes when i realized it was a joke but figured maybe it'll suck someone else in
     
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    Uh-huh. Sure. ;)
     
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    I'd like to see some Corp Pilot try to land his Citation on that
     
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    or a Japanese 747 get hijacked by a terrorist to do a kamikaze attack on it
     
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    Why would you like to see that? That is dumb.

    You obviously read a Tom Clancy book and by the way he flew the 747 into the Whitehouse not into an Aircraft Carrier.
     
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    I thought in that book that some dude flew his F-16 into the 747 before it hits the whitehouse (he had no bullets or missiles) and saves the day?

    or am I thinking of a Dale Brown book?
     
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    even i can see that's a joke, it even has funny by the title..........
     
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    I son't read Tom Clancy, and i just got the idea out of the back of my ass
     
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    Just like last nights dinner....
     
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    Yeap
     
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