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NAS Pensacola field carrier landing area

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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 12:58 PM
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Recently I have been very interested in watching Naval aviators training at NAS Pensacoloa on ads-b. I was looking at the runways and noticed a very short "runway" I'm assuming to the west of rw 19. I looked on wikipedia and did see that they trained there before and during world war two. Is the runway that I marked on the left part of the old training area? It looks similar to a carrier landing area.
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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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en.wikipedia.org... couldn't find any thing specific on wiki but this isn't my area of expertise apparently the light house is haunted though some of the photos may answer your question but i know next to nothing about runways hope this helps

www.mybaseguide.com...
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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: nepatitan

It is used to practice approaches to the flight deck. They do touch and go's only.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I figured, looks like the T-6B Texan II doesn't have a tail hook. Even the one to the left they still use?



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: RalagaNarHallas

yea didn't look like there was a whole lot about that side runway. Not sure if that was the original addition they added on.



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 05:09 AM
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Why would they need arresting gear if it was only for touch and goes.

I think its a training strip for drones that are capable of carrier landings.



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 05:28 AM
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Aircraft taxi testing?



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: ANNED

Because they still need a visual reference of where the cables are, and to feel what it's like to go over them on landing. And they do occasionally use them.



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: nepatitan

There is a similar runway in VA Beach, VA at Fentress Field. They practice carrier approaches there from Oceana NAS.

I used to live between the two locations and saw a lot of activity before the Gulf War. Then one day all was quiet. 3 days later the air campaign started.



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: rhodesj2314

yea on the main runway but the one to the left looks like you couldn't practice approaches there with almost no runoff, unless its for planes that do have a hook?



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: nepatitan

As Jim said, it's for carrier approach practice and touch and go landings.



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: nepatitan

My brother was stationed there in 1975. He didn't fly. He did preflight prep.



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I saw them when I visited the base with my parents.



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