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Air & Space Smithsonian - - In The Museum -

A green pad­dle sig­nal from flight deck su­per­vi­sor Lieu­tenant Wal­ter Massen­burg on the USS Harry S. Tru­man means that the deck is ready for the F/A-18F Su­per Hor­net about to land. The tri­an­gle is lifted af­ter the previous air­craft has tax­ied past the line be­tween the ac­tive deck and park­ing area, and the pur­chase ca­ble has been re­tracted into po­si­tion. On cycli­cal op­er­a­tions dur­ing day­light, a car­rier lands air­craft 35 to 45 sec­onds apart; at night, the in­ter­val is about a minute.

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