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SNA Pacheco

Carrier Ops?
« on: January 01, 2017, 03:14:18 AM »
I've seen 15thMEU videos on youtube of Marines on a US Navy carrier with a flight deck crew personel directing pilots off the carrier.

Can anyone elaborate on how that works?
Is it just for training? And is the flight deck crew volunteer or open MOS?

And wondering if these ops are still active i want to know more about it.

Thanks again!
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« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 07:30:31 AM by J. Blacksmoke »
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1stLt Conway

Re: Carrier Ops?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 03:48:48 AM »
If you're talking about operations within the 15th, you can see what ships we utilize here. They are used in operations/training/FTXs, mostly by Aviation Combat Element, although on rare occasions you might see infantry starting off an LHD. Now as far as I'm aware there is not and never was ship crew, the only exception is an AI motioning the F-18s to take off on the Nimitz but we don't have any Navy MOS other than the Corpsmans. [Citation needed]
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SNA Pacheco

Re: Carrier Ops?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 05:02:22 AM »
Thanks and yes, the videos were 15thMEU, and excuse me I could be wrong. I did see only 1 person online dressed up with flight deck crew uniform coordinating with the pilot as he was doing hand signals.
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Cpl(Ret) Byrd-Acoff

Re: Carrier Ops?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 06:41:58 AM »
We did do something like this back in Arma 2. We did it just fun. Nothing official.
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SNA Pacheco

Re: Carrier Ops?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 07:25:39 AM »
I just thought it was very awesome. And i was very interested in knowing if small things like this were allowed or not or even if they were still being performed.

Heres the video

 https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=1b-6m5rYJ1Y
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Re: Carrier Ops?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 07:42:05 AM »
Just some fun side stuff, not official 15th stuff.

Note: the yellow jacket guy is an AI
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C. R. Taylor

Re: Carrier Ops?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 09:30:42 AM »
I just thought it was very awesome. And i was very interested in knowing if small things like this were allowed or not or even if they were still being performed.

Heres the video

 https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=1b-6m5rYJ1Y

That video is just a bit of practice with Carrier movement and procedures. 1stLt T. Mitchel (Get Trippy) enjoyed roleplaying as a flight deck crewman from time to time in order to critique our landings and just have a bit of fun with normal carrier training.
 
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SNA M. Franklin

Re: Carrier Ops?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 05:28:15 PM »
ya all the yellow jacket means is they are a Aircraft handling officer / Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer /Plane director

there is just a 1  AI that salutes the airframes off the carrier which is symbolizing to the other crew members that the plane is departing, but 15th does not have a crew/ only this 1 yellow jacket that may be triggered by the Air craft controller. although it would be cool to have something like that if enough people were interested in my opinion would make it a lot more realistic but who knows.
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SNA Pacheco

Re: Carrier Ops?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 05:13:43 PM »
ya all the yellow jacket means is they are a Aircraft handling officer / Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer /Plane director

I totally agree, it totally sold me when i watched it, and sometimes i play around in the pub server doing it and some of the guys dig it as long as its done right. Pretty awesome realism experience

there is just a 1  AI that salutes the airframes off the carrier which is symbolizing to the other crew members that the plane is departing, but 15th does not have a crew/ only this 1 yellow jacket that may be triggered by the Air craft controller. although it would be cool to have something like that if enough people were interested in my opinion would make it a lot more realistic but who knows.
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