Bird On A Wire
USN Photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson
This is a truly awesome photo – and not just for the split-second timing of a successfully trapped wire whipping out behind its captive Goshawk. This is an image for everyone who dreams of flying, and for every pilot who aims to fly better…
What it actually shows is a moment of triumph – for one pilot who’s got the grades, grown the moustache, and gone to the boat. Notice how cadet’s do their Carrier Qual solo? No hand-holding here: You’re either ready or you’re not.
So enjoy the moment, the action and the inspiration. Click for the big picture.
And for the record – the aircraft is a T-45A Goshawk from Training Air Wing Two, out of NAS Kingsville, TX, coming aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during Atlantic carrier qualification exercises on June 26, 2005. If this is you, hey, drop us a line.
View original post 45 more words