Presentation on theme: "Time 07.00: although the morning is very humid and cold (for July IN CALIFORNIA), the channel that separates us from the naval base is patrolled by Coast."— Presentation transcript:
Time 07.00: although the morning is very humid and cold (for July IN CALIFORNIA), the channel that separates us from the naval base is patrolled by Coast Guard This… ehm, ehm… is only a ferryboat of early tourists! Please note the height of the flight deck, where I am now, from the pier
Time 11.00: yes, you read it well! After “only” 4 hours from expected, the access to the military base is opened to let the crane exit with the first of the three airplanes … luckily it is not so cold now! Theoretically the operation to carry ALL the airplanes had to start at 07.00 AM and finish at 11.30 AM... maybe the Italians are managing the time?
The crane is approaching... I'm still on the flight deck... see the final part of one of the two catapults
Now I’m on the pier because they sent us to keep people away during the operation of carrying… my friends with green shirt and hat are volunteers of Restoration Team… all of us don’t take any money! Only one is shown because… ehm!.. the others are talking with me!
This is an A4 Skyhawk: “little”, for the lovers of Tom Cruise, this is the jet of captain “Viper” in the movie “Top Gun”
Finally, after ONLY 6 hours, the “gate” is opened again… it is funny to see that, to “save” time, they decide now to bring two of them in one trip!!! Now it is very hot!