1961-01 Approach: The Naval Aviation Safety Review Magazine
Vol. 6 APPROACH No. 7
The Naval Aviation Safety Review
Published by U. S. Naval
Aviation Safety Center
NAS, Norfolk 11, Va.
RADM William 0. Burch, Jr.
Head, Literature Dept.
CDR J. M. Wondergem
Editor, A. B. Young, Jr.
Managing Editor, LCDR D. M. Hume
Flight Operations, LCDR R. A. Eldridge;
J. T. LeBarron, JOC,
Maintenance, J. C. Kiriluk
Av. Med., Survival, Julia Bristow
Distribution, LT W. B. Kennedy
Art Director, Robert B. Trotter
Illustrator, T. W. Healy, ALC
Photographer, J. E. Williams, PHC
Prod. Asst., A. R. Navrro, J02
Purpose and Policies: APPROACH is published monthly by the U.S. Naval Aviation Safety Center and is distributed to naval aeronautical organizations on the basis of 1 copy per 12 persons„- It presents the most accurate information currently available on the subject of aviation accident prevention. Contents should not be construed as regulations, orders or directives. Material extracted from Aircraft Accident Reports (OpNays 3750-1 and 3750-10), Medical On. cer's Reports (OpNav 3750-8) and Any. mouse (anonymous) Reports may not be construed as incriminating under Art. 81. UCMJ. Photos : Official Navy or as credited, Non-naval activities are requested to contact NASC prior to reprinting APPROACH material.
Correspondence: Contributions are welcome as are comments and criticisms. Views expressed in guest-written articles are not necessarily those of NASC. Requests for distribution changes should be directed to NASC, NAS Norfolk 11, Va., Att: Literature Dep't.
Printing: Printing of this publication approved by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, 31 Dec 1957.
Subscriptions: Single copy 30 cents; 1-year subscription $3.25; • 75 cents additional for foreign mailing. Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C.
Library of Congress Catalog No. 57-60020.
IN THIS ISSUE
Fuel Computation For Diverting Carrier Aircraft
To Landing Fields
Carrier Flight Operational Tips 8
Match for Met Man
A Wartime Forecaster Gets a Line on Local
Weather From the Natives 10
Target for Today
Incidents Submitted by Anymouse 13
Technical Questions and Answers 16
Aircraft Braking Technique 18
Two Pilots Struggle for a One-Man Raft 24
Events Leading to A4D Accident 26
Narratives of F3D Bailouts 28
In the Blind
Ejection and Survival After F4D Collision 30
Notes from Your Flight Surgeon 34
Inadvertent Operation of Afterburner Causes F4D
To Jump Chocks 36
Down but not Locked
Mechanic-Induced Wheel Retractions During Maintenance 42
Notes & Comments on Maintenance 45
It Could Be YOU
FOD Prevention 46
Crossed Wires in Fuel Pump Cause F8U Explosion 47