USS Gerald R. Ford

by Joris VAN BOVEN & Alex VAN NOYE

Date: Issue 126 - October 2023 Update: December 07, 2023

On August 08th, 2023,  a group of aviation reporters gathered in the departure lounge at NAS Sigonella (ICAO code: LICZ) on the island of Sicily (Italy). With a Grumman C-2A ‘Greyhound’ (used for Carrier Onboard Delivery, COD), the group flew in some 45 minutes towards the USS Ford, sailing between Sicily and Greece.

Near the USS Ford, the C-2 entered the landing pattern and made a ‘controlled crash’ in the arresting wire on the flightdeck.