In the Fifth of Forth today, it was a special occasion for the aircraft carrier ARK ROYAL.
PLANE OFF PAN PEOPLE
HELICOPTER ANOTHER PLANE
SOF 12 1/2 STARTS:
"Ah, no it isn't really, we have launched ..."
"... as a single launch."
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Background: In the Fifth of Forth today, it was a special occasion for the aircraft carrier ARK ROYAL. Her whole air group -- nearly forty planes -- was launched in under twenty minutes.
The Navy's largest carrier was moored to a buoy as the planes were launched by the new steam catapult. A helicopter stood by in case of accidents.
When they were all in the air, we asked their Commander if this exercise was something new.