Carriers have four arresting wires (except CVN-76—I can't bring myself to type her name—which has three), numbered from the stern forward. Pilots try to trap on the three wire, which is the result of landing with the hook just between two and three, or in the middle of the four wires.
Catching a wire.
by Rod Peterson ©2005 All Rights Reserved
Last updated: 7 October 2005