By lex, on June 15th, 2007
Bad is boltering at night.
Worse is boltering at night when a Navy photojournalist happens to catch your bolter on camera.
Worst is having the Navy NewStand publish the photo of your bolter on line. And naming you in the caption.
Lt. Vincent Naccarato takes off from the angled flight deck after missing a landing attempt in his F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Naccarato’s tailhook missed the four arresting wires, which is called a “bolter,” and his aircraft was forced to take off and return to the landing pattern. The flashing red on the aircraft’s tail and a long photographic exposure makes it look like there are three aircraft taking off. Kitty Hawk is conducting her summer deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph R. Schmitt (RELEASED)
Oh. Oh, it’s OK. It was his tailhook that missed the wires. That’s different.
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