Ed Driscoll

LANDING ON THE GREASY SKILLET

Tom Wolfe once wrote a terrific article on what it’s like to land an F-4 Phantom onto a Navy aircraft carrier. In one memorable paragraph, he wrote that the pilots referred to it as landing on constantly heaving greasy skillet.

President Bush will be landing on the deck of the USS Lincoln in an S-3B Viking tomorrow. Patrick Ruffini has the details, and a description of his own landing, onto the deck of the USS John F. Kennedy.