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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    Great pix.

    When was the last time that Sao Paulo was out to sea? Anyone know? How about santana..
    Good Question my Friend!!!! Honestly I dont know, we have to ask
    that Question to any body who has conections with the brazilian navy
    or better the brazilian military !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by santana View Post
    Good Question my Friend!!!! Honestly I don't know, we have to ask
    that Question to any body who has conections with the Brazilian navy
    or better the Brazilian military !!!!
    Thanks..

    I've searched and searched..there are very few recent photos of the Sao Paulo.
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    [*******#0000ff]Happy New Year all - from a long time lurker here. I thought I'd share this recent story from my dad, a Crudaser pilot with 2,000+ hours in that bird and from what I can recall, served aboard the Hanc0ck, Coral Sea and Kitty Hawk:[/COLOR]

    OK, I share a story of a low pass flyby I did and got a little too
    aggressive.
    In May of 1965 I was flying the RF-8A Crusader from the USS Kitty Hawk off
    of southern Japan. We were operating with the British carrier Hermes which
    asked if the Kitty Hawk could provide a aircraft for a supersonic flyby for
    them. A F-4 was tasked but he screwed it up and was not supersonic when he
    went past and did not have enough fuel for a second pass. So the Kitty Hawk
    asked if I would try. I had plenty of fuel and my only concern was that the
    aircraft had a 700 kt. speed limit at sea level. The RF-8A did not have the
    ventral fins the later models did and thus had a 75 kt. slower speed limit.
    Being at sea level and a hot humid day I knew to go supersonic I would have
    to be in the 700 kt. range.

    I made the pass from the rear of the Hermes and descending through 3,000 ft.
    10miles aft I was at 700 kts. but only .98 mach. All was well so I
    continued the decent and at 715 kts. I felt the aircraft go supersonic (it
    becomes very quiet when supersonic since none of the sounds of the engine
    and pressurization systems can now reach the cockpit).

    I continued to descend to where the Hermes flight deck was on the horizon
    (about 70') and continued to accelerate. At the stern of the Hermes I was
    at 745 kts/1.05 mach. Then the nose started an osculating yaw that was
    increasing rapidly to something pretty violent. I recognized the aircraft
    was loosing directional stability and shortly would try to swap ends and
    break up into many, many little pieces, including me (something like that
    had happened during one of the initial test flights). A hard pull up and
    coming out of afterburner slowed me down in a hurry and stabilized the
    aircraft. Right then I became a very firm believer in the limits set in the
    pilots manual.

    About a month later I got a 8x10" color photo of the flyby. It shows the
    nose, cockpit and the upper half of the vertical stabilizer of the aircraft
    but the wings and rear fuselage are covered in vapor. The Brits had named
    it "The Real Flying Cloud".

    I can no longer find that photo.
    DAMN!

    [*******#0000ff]Oh yeah, if that 1 in a gazillion chance that anyone here knows anything about that photo - feel free to share!
    Thanks to all for the entertainment I find here.
    [/COLOR]

    [*******#0000ff]George[/COLOR]
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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    Thanks..

    I've searched and searched..there are very few recent photos of the Sao Paulo.
    The São Paulo suffered an internal fire in 22Fev2012 and last sea sortie was in 01Aug2012. A small test was made around the arbour in 12DEC2012.

    Best sources about this aircraft-carrier are the followings:

    http://areamilitar.net/MAR_BR.aspx
    http://www.naval.com.br/
    http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/?...sao-paulo-a-12
    http://www.naviosbrasileiros.com.br/ngb/S/S032/S032.htm

    Portuguese only I think...

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    Thanks Portugal 1143!!

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    Aircraft carrier Cavour of Italian Navy, photos by Tomasello Letterio (October 2012)




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    Great pix guys.. Santana must be on "holiday" He's not transfering my pix to this thread.. Oh well..


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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 5, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) operates in the Arabian Sea during sunset. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 3rd Class James Stahl/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 31, 2012) Sailors signal for the launching of an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 31, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Eric Augustine directs an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Strike Fighter Squadron (VAQ) 133 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 5, 2013) A final checker signals for the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet of the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)


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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 02, 2013) - Seaman Apprentice Jessica Smart, from Gainesville, Fla., mans a sound-powered telephone in hangar bay two of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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    5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 04, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Ales Malik, from Denver, inspects landing gear on an F/A-18C Hornet of the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 in the hanger bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Seth Coulter/ Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 5, 2013) A final checker signals for the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet of the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 3, 2013) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Felix Gonzales, from Gonzales, Texas, works on an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 2, 2013) Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Tracee Arps, from Chicago, drives a forklift in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 31, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Juantavius Bridges, from Carrollton, Ga., clears the launching area as an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Strike Fighter Squadron (VAQ) 133 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 2, 2013) Sailors from deck department heave a messenger line in hangar bay two aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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    CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2013) Vice Adm. Kevin M. McCoy, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command examines improvements to the weapon magazine spaces aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is pierside(quay wall) at Naval Air Station North Island undergoing planned incremental availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy A. Hazel/Released)

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    CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Airman Shauna Newell lays tile in a passageway aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Kristopher S. Haley/Released

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    NORFOLK (Jan. 7, 2013) Seaman Michelle Corbin handles a mooring line aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lorelei R. Vander Griend/Released)

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    NORFOLK (Jan. 7, 2013) Sailors fake out a mooring line aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lorelei R. Vander Griend/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 2, 2013) Seaman Recruit Megan Porteus, from Brooksville, Fla., operates a sliding padeye station in hangar bay two of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 7, 2013) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) attend flight deck training. George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 7, 2013) Sailors set up the aircraft barricade during a training exercise on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Sailors perform a combat foreign object and debris walkdown on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). J(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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    SAN DIEGO (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Elizabeth Mongkhonvilay, left, and Airman Jesse Korkki, right, raise the national ensign during morning colors on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is pierside at Naval Air Station North Island undergoing Planned Incremental Availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Arabian Sea before making its approach alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) for a replenishment-at-sea. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Lester Cruz signals to an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation boatswain's mates observe an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 during a landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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    CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Brad Thomas and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Nicolas Jones clean the interior of a jet blast deflector aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently pierside at Naval Air Station North Island undergoing planned incremental availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)

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    CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2013) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Michkael Russell and Logistics Specialist Seaman Justin Rawls tighten bands around mattresses to be offloaded from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 flies over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kendrah Agostini, left, and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Laura Jablinski treat simulated injuries on Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Brian Roy during a mass casualty training exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) Quartermaster Seaman Kendra Greer cleans the windows on the bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Horton/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) A helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers supplies to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it makes its approach alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    Great pix guys.. Santana must be on "holiday" He's not transfering my pix to this thread.. Oh well..
    You are the Captain BD and you have to keep an eye for updates (1 week had the thread to being updated)! Thanks for the post, very good as always!

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    Originally Posted by bd popeye
    Great pix guys.. Santana must be on "holiday" He's not transfering my pix to this thread.. Oh well..
    yep, I was in Vacations in the USA, I was in Hawaii, I got an amazing shots from Pearl Harbour and the USS Missouri, the Arizona Memorial, The Pacific Aviation Museum, the USS Oklahoma Memorial and the USS Bowfin submarine. but I think they belong to another thread. Any way its good to be back home and now as usual to contribute in this world famous thread!!!

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    Good to see you're back. It was kinda quiet in this thread while you were gone. Hope your vacation was a good one. I loved Hawaii when I was there. Today we got 6 inches of snow and it's about 5 degrees farenhite here.

    EJ

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    Also guys I went to Long Beach California and we visited the Queen Mary and the interesting thing that over ther it was Soviet Submarine of the cold war era, it was a Scorpion Class. here an interesting picture that I found insede that in the submarine



    they were two guys who are US Submarine veterans and we try to find out what class of US Carrier is on that picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by santana View Post
    they were two guys who are US Submarine veterans and we try to find out what class of US Carrier is on that picture
    C'mon now.. that's a Forrestal class..the stern & island give it away..The Kitty Hawk class island had a lower profile and was set futher back because there are two elevators forward of the island.

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    Various nice photos of aircraft carriers from Italy, Australia, Argentina and Canada















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    Aircraft carriers from UK, Spain and Italy




















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    Aircraft carriers of France and Italy
























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