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Military Phraseology at Aircraft Carrier

Military Phraseology Aircraft Carrier

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#1 Michal Majerczuk

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

Hello Folks !

As I just start to get little bit more interested in the military phraseology I would like to know couple of thinks.

Do anybody knows any Aircraft Carrier Phraseology..?

and...


Really often when I play Games (Battelfield 3 Mission ''Going Hunting) and watching some videos at YOUTUBE they say something weird (not possible to understand by me ;) ) the phraseology says..




ATC.:''Shark 4-6 On glide path,on course, Put him on - call on ball''

Pilot.: ''I got the Ball. Brining her down''

ATC.:''Twenty Knots , on the ball''

Pilot.: ''Eight Hundred....Seven fifty.... Six hundred....''

Unknown ''Power,Power !''

Pilot.: ''Five fity.... Five Hundred...''

ATC.: ''Right on the ball - Bring her down''



Question Maybe stupid for some of you but what ''ball'' are they talking about...?

Thanks for help
Michal

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#2 Alec Walker

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:28 PM

Michael,

The "ball" that see refer to is a reflected light from the Fresnel Lens on the left hand side of e carrier. This light is similar to a PAPI for carrier use and will appear too low or high if the aircraft is off the glide slope.

You may occasionally hear the call "Clara" which means that the ball is not visible to the pilot.

Have a look at Fresnel Lens and Optical Landing System on Wiki for more info.

Cheers

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Edited by Alec Walker, 03 July 2012 - 07:30 PM.

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#3 Andy Ford

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

Removed: The post above explains it much better!

Edited by Andy Ford, 03 July 2012 - 07:30 PM.

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#4 Michal Majerczuk

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

Michael,

The "ball" that see refer to is a reflected light from the Fresnel Lens on the left hand side of e carrier. This light is similar to a PAPI for carrier use and will appear too low or high if the aircraft is off the glide slope.

You may occasionally hear the call "Clara" which means that the ball is not visible to the pilot.

Have a look at Fresnel Lens and Optical Landing System on Wiki for more info.

Cheers

Alec


Thank you very much ;)

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#5 George Wright

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:18 PM

Unknown ''Power,Power !''

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:44 PM

This Vid shows you a Night Time "Case III" Approach. Ball Call and LSO Calls are from about 2mins.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

The RN use(d) 'On the roger' to inform the pilot that the aircraft is on the correct glideslope for the landing. I say used, theres no 'aircraft carriers' anymore! ;)

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