wasn't too worried, considering the amount of gas we had.
After working through the procedures with my WSO and our squadron CATCC
rep, everything pointed toward a signal-data-computer (SDC) failure.
called, "205, three-quarters of a mile, right of course and correcting, call the ball.
Unfortunately, another set of "chiefs" interrupted my thought process, as both the Air Boss and my CO (the CATCC
representative) were getting impatient, and rightfully so, with how long this whole process was taking.
rep did a great job of realizing that an irreversible action/decision point was coming up at the end of the emergency checklist.
simulator is like a giant video game," Heale said.
He should have had CATCC
pull the jet off the approach, fix his lights, and try again.
Only later, as he taxied toward the catapult, did the CATCC
representative confirm he was down.
He handled the E-2 with precision as we were being vectored by CATCC
team was the same I had worked with for the past eight months, through workups and cruise so far, and I had a great working relationship with them.
Using a number of advanced radar systems and constant communication with the pilots, aircraft from up to 50 miles away from the ship are monitored by personnel located in the CATCC
, or carrier air traffic control center.
And for you girls and boys that have the joy and honor of being a squadron rep in the tower or CATCC
, make sure you are bein' the best helper you can, especially when dealing with an aviator that ain't operating at 100 percent.