I had one specific request, and it was to go on the USS Intrepid. I mean when a WWII-era aircraft carrier is docked in the city you’re visiting, you go and see it.
I was elected captain, first of all.
We learned all about how jets actually land on a strip that’s not even the length of the ship. See, the jet has a little hook on it that needs to catch on a really strong cord, which is attached to a hydraulic system that braces the force of a freakin’ jet colliding with the deck.
Coolest museum ever.
This is me and a Black Bird jet.