USN LSO symbology explained on last 2 pages of this PDF

10 Apr 80

* then last FCLP page 30 May 1982

Click graphic

Leut John Siebert LSO + LSO writer (helper)

Photo by LCDR J.R. Brown RAN (retd.)

LEUT Peter James RAN LSO

Heavy Lifting

Max. Landing Fuel
If the max. arrestor gear speed (ground speed) was 107 knots then an A4G had to have at least 21 knots of wind and ship speed combined to be able to land at the max. landing weight of 14,500 lbs (roughly 2.500 lbs of fuel minus weight of external, expended stores, i.e. empty rocket pods or buddy store.)

LSO Notes

Arrestor Gear Max. Engage Ground Speed is 107 knots

VF805 RIMPAC — 1980

CRUISE
12 Feb – 16 Apr 1980

VF-805 LINEBOOK PAGE edited

RAN A4G 887
Click graphic below

Click graphic below

click below for radio code sound

‘Chicks’ in Tow

The code phrase “chicks in tow” used by a refuelling tanker is perhaps not politically correct in Australia today

VF-805 LINEBOOK PAGE edited

Click me below :-)

VF-805 LINEBOOK PAGE edited

VF-805 LINEBOOK PAGE edited

Hang Loose Hawaii!!! Early 1980

VF-805 LineBook page (edited)

Day dreaming about home?

CO = LCDR Clive Blennerhassett SP [XO] = LCDR Keith Johnson
CO is ‘Commanding Officer’ & SP is ‘Senior Pilot’ or Executive Officer

LCDR Clive Blennerhassett
LEUT Allan Clark; Andy Sinclair; Kim Baddams LSO; Bob Stumpf USN; SBLT Mick Maher LSO; Gary Osmond & Ray France squadron pilots onboard

CLICK for A-4G

S2E/G Trackers here on this page only +

VF-805 LINEBOOK PAGE edited

JUST FOR ONE DAY

The day before arriving in Sydney Harbour, the CAG (Carrier Air Group) with 6 A4Gs has gone back to NAS Nowra, leaving the 'subbies' in charge — OH NO!

S2 Tracker Side Number

LSO symbology explained last two pages of this PDF

See the last pages for photos of pilots during and after the cruise here

“Frog” = Neville ‘Froggy’ French LSO

Peter Clark

USMC

Click

“Blem” = ‘Blemish’ (David), younger brother of ‘Bruiser’ (Kim) Baddams LSO

Gary Northern 2nd A4G LSO in 1969

Maher

Major Tom White USMC ???

Binskin

VF-805 last MADDLS - FCLP page before disbanding

This is how the MADDLS/ FCLP page looks — LSO symbology last two pages

LCDR Keith Johnson (SP) was also an LSO (the first 1968 A4G qualified — trained USN school)

BEFORE THE SKYHAWK LSO ERA
Watercolor Artist Unknown

RAN F.A.W. 53 Sea Venom

‘First Deck Landing’
805 Squadron Line Book 1960s

805 LINEBOOK PAGE edited

Terrific Hide

“Observer” (guides pilot to air target using onboard radar day/ night, any weather conditions)

Solid Hide
Pilot

Click Venom on right for DL

Fighter All Weather Mark 53 De Havilland Sea Venom

USN ‘Approach’ magazine Sept 1965

Click for video of how a USN LSO debriefs Reserve A4 pilots on their DLs

VF-805 Linebook page (edited)

BOLTER BOLTER BOLTER

Please click graphic above for video clip

L

BOLTER SYMBOL

I

N

E U P

BOLTER = NOT catching an arrestor wire with the aircraft hook

’80 Leut Bob Stumpf USN exchange

VF-805 Squadron HMAS Melbourne, 1979

Sblt Gary Osmond

= Pilot in LSO logbook

Farewell drinks? — NAS Nowra, 1980

= Pilot in LSO logbook

Leut Bob Stumpf USN

Leut Andy Sinclair

OVER SEA & SAND

L to R: CO LCDR Clive Blennerhassett; SP Peter Clark; LEUT Andy Sinclair; SBLT Eamon Lines & David Baddams; MAJOR Tom White USMC (exchange); AEO

= Pilot in LSO logbook

VF-805 Squadron, Singapore, Sept. 1980

VF-805 Line Book Page (edited)

Click below for an ‘old A4G pilot’ theme tune

‘Charlie time’ is the exact recovery time to the deck/ arrest (to the minute or less)

A ‘late Charlie’ time reaction from ‘CAG’

VF-805 July 1982 at Decommissioning NAS Nowra

L to R: Leut John Bartels; Lcdr Gary Nothern CO; Major Chuck Smith USMC; Lcdr Peter Clark SP; Leut Gary Osmond; Sblt Dave Baddams; Sblt Paul Kalade
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NAVAIR 00-80T-104 11.4.1 General Symbols
SYMBOL WO WOP OWO TWO TLU OK OK APARTS SYMBOL WO WOP OWO TWO TLU _OK_ OK MEANING Waveoff Waveoff Pattern Own Waveoff Test Waveoff Test Lineup Perfect pass Reasonable deviations with good corrections Fair. Reasonable deviations No-grade. Below average but safe pass Cut. Unsafe, gross deviations inside waveoff window Bolter No count (used in grade column) Parentheses around any symbol signifies “a little” (e.g., (F) means “a little fast”) • • | M1 APC/Auto downgraded to manual Mode I ACLS (record in grade column) Mode I ACLS, uncoupled after the ball call A dot between two symbols indicates (e.g., S• LUIC) APARTS SYMBOL

NAVAIR 00-80T-104 11.4.2 Descriptive Symbols
APARTS SYMBOL AA ACC AFU B C CB CD CH
“on”

SYMBOL _______

MEANING

SYMBOL AA ACC AFU B

MEANING Angling approach Accelerate All “fouled” up Flat glideslope Climbing Coming back to lineup Coming down Chased Come-on Cocked up Deck down Decelerate Drifted left Dropped nose Drifted right Deck up Eased gun Fast Fouled deck Gliding approach High

SYMBOL HO LIG LL LLU LO LR LTR LU LUL LUR LWD N NC ND NEA NEP NERD NERR NESA NH NSU

APARTS SYMBOL HO LIG LL LLU LO LR LTR LU LUL LUR DLW N NC ND NEA NEP NERD NERR NESA NH NSU Hold off

MEANING

_Comment_ Underline. For emphasis PATT (A) Pattern APC/Auto

PATT

Long in the groove Landed left Late lineup Low Landed right Left to right Lineup Lined up left Lined up right Left wing down Nose Nice correction Nose down Not enough attitude Not enough power Not enough rate of descent Not enough right rudder Not enough straight away No hook Not set up

CB CD CH CO CU DD DEC DL DN DR DU EG F FD GLI H

(OK)

(OK)

CO CU DD DEC DL DN DR DU EG F FD GLI H

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C

A dash between two symbols indicates “to” (e.g., HIM-IC)

B NC NC

SQUARE Comment [ ] A square around any symbol indicates that a signal was not answered CIRCLE Comment ( ) A circle around any symbol indicates that a signal was answered too slowly OC When used as a prefix to any symbol, “ ” indicates “over controlled”

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NAVAIR 00-80T-104

NAVAIR 00-80T-104 11.4.3 Symbol Suffixes

SYMBOL OR OS OSCB P PD PNU ROT RUD RUF or RWD RR RTL S SD SHT SKD SLO SRD ST TCA

APARTS SYMBOL OR OS OSCB P PD PNU ROT RUD RUF DRW RR RTL S SD SHT SKD SLO SRD ST TCA

MEANING Overrotate Overshoot Overshot coming back Power Pitching deck Pulled nose up Rotate Rudder Rough Right wing down Right rudder Right to left Settle Spotted deck Ship’s turn Skid Slow Stopped rate of descent Steep turn Too close abeam

SYMBOL TMA TMP TMRD TMRR TTL TTS TWA W WU XCTL

APARTS SYMBOL TMA TMP TMRD TMRR TTL TTS TWA W WU XCTL ^ LLWD

MEANING Too much attitude Too much power Too much rate of descent Too much right rudder Turned too late Turned too soon Too wide abeam Wings Wrapped up Cross control Over the top Landed left wing down

SYMBOL CCA OT

APARTS SYMBOL CCA OT

MEANING Carrier controlled approach Out of turn (as aircraft rolls wings level) Ball call At the start (first one-third of glideslope)

SYMBOL IM IC AR

APARTS SYMBOL IM IC AR TL IW AW

MEANING In the middle (middle onethird of the glideslope) In close (last one-third of glideslope) At the ramp To land In the wires All the way

BC X

BC X

TL IW AW

NAVAIR 00-80T-104

THE LANDING SIGNAL OFFICER

THE LSO WORKSTATION

NATOPS LANDING SIGNAL OFFICER MANUAL

NORMAL PROCEDURES

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

EXTREME WEATHER CONDITION OPERATIONS

LRWD

Landed right wing down

THIS PUBLICATION SUPERSEDES NAVAIR 00-80T-104 DATED 1 NOVEMBER 1997 AND CHANGED 15 AUGUST 1998.

COMMUNICATIONS

LNF

Landed nose

NATOPS EVAL, PILOT PERFORMANCE RECS, A/C MISHAP STATEMENTS

3PTS

Landed 3 points Fly through the glideslope (going up) Fly through the glideslope (going down)
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT C — Distribution authorized to U.S. Government Agencies and their contractors to protect publications required for official use or for administrative or operational purposes only determined on 1 May 1992. Other requests for this document shall be referred to Commanding Officer, Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command, Naval Air Station, North Island, P.O. Box 357031, Building 90, Distribution, San Diego, CA 92135–7031. DESTRUCTION NOTICE — For unclassified, limited documents, destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.

ISSUED BY AUTHORITY OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS AND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND.

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