Do you know even C-2 Greyhound plane carry out the well-known “Shit Scorching Break”?
The “break” is the tight flip carried out by plane recovering aboard a service to enter the downwind leg of the visitors sample. Usually talking, primarily based on CV NATOPS Handbook, a normal strategy would see the plane getting into the visitors sample on the preliminary (3 miles astern, 800 toes) wings degree, paralleling the BRC (Base Restoration Course) – the magnetic heading of the ship (it’s price noticing that the ultimate strategy heading shouldn’t be the identical because the BRC due to the angled deck.
The break is normally carried out because the plane overflies the flight deck or additional upwind. However, if the flip is carried out with further pace and proper at or barely aft (behind) the ship, then it’s known as a Shit Scorching Break (SHB). A SHB provides extra stress on the pilot, because the touchdown turns into rather more tough: there’s little room to repair something in the course of the strategy as this turns into a steady 360-degree flip to touchdown.
SHBs are often carried out by quick jets, that may bleed airspeed with an aggressive turn, but in addition slower and greater E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound plane can carry out the tough maneuver.
Right here’s an fascinating instance, shared by our good friend Rob Roy when he was flying the C-2 Greyhound: Rob is a former Naval Aviator who flew the Greyhound with the “Rawhides” of VRC-40 and has filmed a lot of cool movies throughout his profession. This clip, produced as soon as once more as a break up display footage, reveals Rob’s first try at an SHB and in addition consists of audio from the “Paddles” (the LSOs – Touchdown Sign Officers).
Actually, after the bottom flip, from the final three quarters of a nautical mile all the way in which to landing the pilot approaching the carrier can depend on talkdown offered by LSOs who’re expert and skilled pilots whose job is to look at the deck-landing of all of the airplanes and supply the pilots with radio pointers to regulate the ultimate section of the strategy, and complement IFLOLS (Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System) and ICLS (Instrumental Provider Touchdown System) visible data.