The carrier was not at flight quarters
and was prepared to enter territorial waters to pull into port.
On 26 March 2011, while embarked on USS Gridley (DDG-101), AE3 Kemnitz showed attention to detail and assertiveness with an emphasis on safety while acting as a chocks and chain man during flight quarters
was the next big evolution of the day.
It was a cooler-than-average November morning, and we already had been at flight quarters
for an hour, receiving pallets via helicopter.
often lasted up to 12 hours daily and incorporated all of the 31st MEU's aircraft element.
While underway a carrier's flight quarters
are almost constant--keeping everyone on the flight deck busy and tired--but for Thompkins it's the best part of the job.
was sounded, numbers passed, and my one approach and one landing happened without incident.
ABH2 Sabrina Bell gives the signal for takeoff as an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter lifts off from USNS Mercy's (T-AH-19) flight deck during flight quarters
As soon as flight quarters
is announced over the 1MC, the team is ready to go," said Chief Boatswain's Mate Shawn Salazar.
After receiving a distress call, Seattle set emergency flight quarters
and launched Bayraider 52.
Bishop pointed out how there are numerous safety observers during evolutions, such as flight quarters
and well-deck operations, in addition to recreational events like steel beach picnics.
By being indecisive as a crew, we ended up having the cruiser needlessly set flight quarters
, delayed CQs by four minutes, and did not complete the grade card for the SAR flight.