Have you ever wondered what the people have to do to make a plane take off a
ship? Well I interviewed my grandfather, cause he was a pilot about 50 years ago, back in
Russia. And this is what he had to say.
When an aircraft is launched off the flight deck of a ship at the beginning of the day,
it starts off by fueling up. While the plane is fueling up the pilots are down below in their
ready rooms getting briefed from their commanders for the days mission. The wind speed
is checked by the ships crew on the bridge where they steer the ship, if there is no wind the
ship speeds up to make just the right amount of wind and then reports to the pilot's that the... Continue Reading