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This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with flying, and learning to fly. Something I had been wanting to do for quite a while.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for my experience.
Specifically, I have a page for my Trips to Oshkosh, the mecca for pilots

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2014/11/15 USS Hornet Flashlight Tour
π 2014-11-15 00:00 in Flying
Daniel came with us to the USS Hornet for a flashlight tour (parts of the aircraft carrier not open to the general public). It was quite nice to be able to see the underbelly of the ship, the steam engines, and special rooms like the dentist room, or hairdresser:



plane arresting cables
plane arresting cables


catapult
catapult



we got down in the bowels of the ship
we got down in the bowels of the ship










burners were diesel is injected via nozzles and burnt to create steam pressure
burners were diesel is injected via nozzles and burnt to create steam pressure


Random other parts of the underground city:

dentist office
dentist office


bakery
bakery

hairdresser
hairdresser

laundry
laundry

huge washers and dryers
huge washers and dryers



CIC (command and control center):






crypto room
crypto room





Deck:









I'll also have to learn more about knots :)


Later pictures from another visit:




first plane to land on a boat, in 1913!
first plane to land on a boat, in 1913!



Thanks a bunch to Daniel for driving us there and back when neither Jennifer or I were much up to it that day (lack of sleep, and cold).
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