Video Memories of the USS Ronald Reagan Excursion

Last July, I was lucky enough to be part of a group of bloggers, tweeters and other folks who are active in social media who were invited to fly out in to the middle of the Pacific Ocean and land on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

USS Ronald Reagan

USS Ronald Reagan

While I posted lots of pictures to my website… I kind of forgot about posting many of the videos that I had taken.  Now the USS Ronald Reagan is over off the coast of Japan helping with the disaster relief efforts from the tsunami that recently took place so I figured this would be a good time to show some of the movies that I took aboard the USS Ronald Reagan.

In the following clip – USS Ronald Reagan’s Commanding Officer – Kenneth J. Norton, (CAPT, USN)  shares with us a little history of the ship.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0172T5gOSbo]

In this next clip you will see how close we actually got to the jets as they were getting catapulted off the deck.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieny__AeBrU]

I wasn’t afraid of the jets flying off the deck… but watching the jets land on the deck and being so close to it was quite nerve racking!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdrMOFJIorM]

I love these little chem-trails or vapor trails they leave on the deck as they blast off!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30dRHsvIxYA]

One Response

  1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I’m jealous. :-)

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