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Formerly the USS Coral Sea the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt was renamed on May 8th following the death of President Roosevelt.  The CV-42 was the second Midway Class Aircraft Carrier.  It's keel was laid on December 1st, 1943, Launched on March 29th, 1945, Commissioned on October 27th, 1945 and Decommissioned on September 30, 1977.  It was built at the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn New York.  It had 12 boilers, four propellers, three elevators, and two catapults,   The USS Roosevelt was 997 feet long, its flight deck was 237 feet wide, the hull beam was 121 feet and the ship had a draft of 38 feet.  The USS Roosevelt displaced about 64,000 tons, had a top speed of over 30 knots held 80 planes had a ships company of 2500 and an air wing crew of about 2200.

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F-14 Tomcat Sunset, Aboard the USS Roosevelt

  Modern Marvels, F-14 Tomcat Sunset, DVD Video

Filled with footage of carrier-borne F-14 fighters, this documentary - narrated by a former F-14 pilot - examines the "Tomcat" during its final years of operation with the U.S. Navy. You'll see its last combat cruise (2005-06), when it was flown by the VF-31 Tomcatters and VF-213 Black Lions off of the USS Roosevelt (CVN-71); the decommissioning ceremony that ended the Tomcat's 32 years of service with the U.S. Navy; and the desert boneyard at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, which is where many F-14s were sent for storage then shredding. 1 hr. 10 min.   Hosted by Terry Deitz, a former Tomcat pilot, this special explores the legacy of one of the greatest fighter jets ever built. Witness first hand the last F-14 catapult launches and arrested trap landings aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Hear what the aviators and sailors who have flown and maintained this iconic aircraft over the years have to say about it's long lived active duty career. Deitz will ride shotgun one last time before the F-14 is retired. Then, we'll reflect with veteran pilots, Navy brass, and airplane enthusiasts as the world bids farewell at the F-14 Memorial and Final Flight Ceremony at the Naval Air Station in Oceana, VA.    On the 22nd of September 2006, the United States Navy decomissioned the Grumman F-14 Tomcat after a total of 36 years of service from first take off to the last take off. This video charts the basic history of the jet but more so covering the last carrier landings, last carrier take offs and the finally to the decomissioning ceremony before an overall look at their final resting place in the desert of Davis Monthan Air Force base in Tucson Arizona.

Gone but Not Forgetten, USS Franklin Roosevelt PatchFormat: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
Run Time: 70 minutes
ASIN: B002OLT74S

 

 

On the Flight Deck On the Flight Deck
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On The Flight Deck This film takes us inside one day in carrier aviation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. The film was probably shot in 1961 or 1962. This film celebrates the unsung heroes of the flight deck and the dangerous activity that occurs aboard an aircraft carrier. During the filming one naval aviator looses his life. White House field carrier landing practice sessions are shown flying the meatball in preparation for departure. The following day the crew prepares to leave home in a heavy rainstorm. Wives and lovers bid farewell at the dock as sailors toss their caps to them from the carrier. The operational equipment is tested early the following morning and a single aircraft is catapulted into the sky. We learn all about flight deck control and the movement of aircraft and coordination of aircraft below deck. We visit the bridge and observe the coordination that must occur between the bridge and the flight deck. The below decks coordination with catapult operations is shown as well. After the flights are launched we see in-flight footage of A-4 Skyhawks and F8U Crusaders in-flight and refueling while the deck crew gets a few minutes of rest before the cycle begins again. The recovery process is show with detailed explanations on how the arresting wire system functions. Night operations are explained Fast Cats above the USS Rooseveltas the flight deck remains busy around the clock. A nugget pilot attempts to make his first night landings and has a difficult time and is running out of gas. You'll have to watch the movie to find out how that story ends. He does not die. A recovery helicopter brings the body of dead pilot aboard the ship. A ceremony is held in his honor. Some of the aircraft seen in operation include: F8U Crusader 9161 with VF-11 F4 VF-14 A-4 Skyhawk with VA-172 A-3 Skywarrior VAH-11 AD Skyraiders Squadrons Seen: VA-12, VF-11, VF-14, VA-172, VAH-11, VAW-12

the Midway-class USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) aircraft carrier -  earned one Battle Star in the Vietnam War

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