WE USED ONE OF THE NEXT FEW DAYS of our translant
for our annual CRM training.
Orders were placed for the items that were not on hand, with delivery to occur during the translant
. Creativity and use of at-hand items completed our requirements.
Our deployment was normal, and by normal I mean it was a boring translant
and Med crossing filled with only one, less than exciting port visit.
The boat still was launching aircraft, so we would have to circle overhead for 20 minutes before landing or head to Cherry Point, where the jet would be down and unable to get back to the ship before the translant
It was my HAC cruise, and we had finished the first port call after our transLant
. We did not intend to fly on the day we left port, and none of the crews had rested.