Field trip Friday: NOLA Navy Week

Today we visited the USS WASP & the HMS Lancaster.  The WASP is an aircraft carrier.  We saw many type of armored vehicles that are carried aboard the ship.  C loved climbing into the tanks!  He especially loved sitting in the helicopter. 

   

             

We also toured the HMS Lancaster, a frigate operated by the Royal Navy.  They have a Wildcat helicopter aboard.    I think C enjoyed hearing about pursuing pirates and tracking what they referred to as “bad ships.”  It sounds like they have helped the Coast Guard in dealing with drug traffickers in the Carribean.  http://m.navaltoday.com/#newsitem-79128

The highlight of the trip for C was sitting in the Captain’s chair on the HMS Lancaster.  Thank you to the Royal Navy officers for making his day!

   

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s