USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) 1977 MED CRUISE



USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) 1977 MED CRUISE




DVD Content
This DVD contains the uncut 8mm home movies filmed by an Italian journalist aboard the Indy during the 1977 Med Cruise.
Great scenes of the flight deck and the activities taking place.
Great launch and recovery sequences. In fact, they really are good flight ops scenes.
Besides the flight ops filmed from vultures row, the camera also took a ride in the mighty SH-3 Seaking, where some great scenes of the ship and flight ops were filmed.
During the helicopter ride, a very unique sequence was filmed. Evidently the towed Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD) reeling machine failed, or more likely the cable snapped. Either way, the MAD Bird wound up in the water, and the rescue swimmer had to go and fetch the thing. This struck my funny bone, as I am a former Seaking Crewman and Rescue Swimmer (I was an AW). Reminded me of having to go into the water a fetch mail bags…
Over 16 minutes running time

 

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    Gary Schreffler
    15707 Ambiance Drive
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  • Produced by GRS Videos (TM). GRS Videos is dedicated to the preservation of Naval Aviation film footage. This passion began when the son of a recently deceased Korean War veteran told me how he had thrown away all of those "old 8mm films of planes flying off of a ship". Yes, I cried. Our heritage MUST be preserved. As a veteran of Naval Aviation, I have a strong interest in ensuring that our stories are not forgotten. If you have footage (16mm, 8mm, VHS, Super 8, Beta, or Digital) contact me at PLAT_Collector@verizon.net. I will also gladly trade any footage I have for new footage (any format). So, if I have Naval Aviation footage you want, and you have something I do not have, contact me and I am confident we can work something out. I am always looking for new PLAT mishaps and home movies/video of carrier operations and life on carriers. All proceeds go into obtaining and preserving more Naval Aviation footage. Gary R. Schreffler served on USS Midway (with HS-12) from 1984-1991.

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