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USS Nimitz Day Cruise (Pretty cool stuff!)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by PhoenixCadet, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    PhoenixCadet

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    So - i've been gone for quite a while (I've been quite busy lately) - just wanted to stop by and throw this out there for those who might be interested. My Civil Air Patrol squadron went on a day cruise onboard the USS Nimitz - one of the carriers stationed in San Diego. It was pretty cool, especially due to one of my Cadet's fathers being a Naval officer assigned to the ship - so we got to see things that most others didn't.

    Here's some of the stuff I shot while up on the deck during the air show portion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L24yfIv_JiQ
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    That's awesome! I got to see the Nimitz in port in Honolulu 20yrs ago. (I was 13) Got to walk all the way up to it. My uncle was in the navy & stationed there......it's the only carrier I have ever seen up close & personal!
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    What Mods!
    Welcome back man!
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    It's amazing to think about how something that big actually stays afloat in the water... It's deck is the size of 3 football fields lined up. Amazing.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    Thanks, dude!
     
  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    Awesome video that jet was pretty close to breaking the sound barrier
     
  7. Mar 23, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    Looks like a kickass time man. welcome back.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    Them machines are incredible and the finest in the world. I would love to experience that along with a shuttle launch.
     
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