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Posted: 2/27/2002 9:50:18 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020227/capt.1014846591.attacks_military_ny190.jpg[/img]Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, aircrew are lifted from the flight deck of the USS John F. Kennedy during a Special Purpose Insertion/Extraction (SPIE) exercise at sea, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002. The Kennedy and its embarked Carrier Air Wing are scheduled to relieve the USS Theodore Roosevelt and will conduct missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Jim Hampshire)
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 9:53:55 PM EDT
I got to do that when I was in Okinawa, just not off the deck of a carrier. Four of us on one rig. Hoo boy!
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 10:30:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2002 10:31:48 PM EDT by DvlDog]
its a good time, a little scary the first time. one of uncle sam's best E-ticket rides. all i got to see was desert. i envy that guy for getting that awesome view
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 4:17:04 AM EDT
Fantastic photo!
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 4:42:09 AM EDT
Looks like a good time to me!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 4:53:32 AM EDT
Out f..king standing!!! All I got to see was a lot of swamp and green. That guy has plenty to think about on those sleepness nights. That memory beats figuring our how to potty train your new puppy.
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 5:00:55 AM EDT
Sweet. That looks like a lot of fun. I'd just hope the guy above me didn't have a large breakfast. [;)]
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 6:16:54 AM EDT
Can someone explain what they're doing?
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 6:20:11 AM EDT
SPIE rigging. Marines like to ride under HELOS, tied to a string. We think it's fun.
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