All Videos Tagged CVA-59 (AircraftOwner) - AircraftOwner 2021-05-17T03:17:36Z https://aircraftowner.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=CVA-59&rss=yes&xn_auth=no C-130 Aerial Achievement tag:aircraftowner.ning.com,2015-03-17:6511841:Video:29519 2015-03-17T20:08:04.315Z AircraftOwner Online https://aircraftowner.ning.com/profile/2senkjap5ruj2 <a href="https://aircraftowner.ning.com/video/c-130-aerial-achievement"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975205042?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>During 1963, a KC-130F aircraft made history by landing and taking off from the aircraft carrier; USS Forrestal (CVA-59). The crew successfully negotiated 29 touch-and-go landings, 21 unarrested full-stop landings, and 21 unassisted takeoffs at gross weights of 85,000 pounds up to 121,000 pounds.<br></br> Lockheed's only modifications to the original plane included installing a smaller… <a href="https://aircraftowner.ning.com/video/c-130-aerial-achievement"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975205042?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />During 1963, a KC-130F aircraft made history by landing and taking off from the aircraft carrier; USS Forrestal (CVA-59). The crew successfully negotiated 29 touch-and-go landings, 21 unarrested full-stop landings, and 21 unassisted takeoffs at gross weights of 85,000 pounds up to 121,000 pounds.<br /> Lockheed's only modifications to the original plane included installing a smaller nose-landing gear orifice, an improved anti-skid braking system, and removal of the underwing refueling pods.<br /> No tail hook...No catapult. Painted on the side of the fuselage; "LOOK MA, NO HOOK."<br /> The airplane became the largest and heaviest aircraft to ever land on an aircraft carrier, a record that stands to this day.