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  • Prior to the development of the angled flight deck, aircraft carrier landing areas ran If an aircraft failed to catch an arrestor cable on the aft (rear) of the ship, it would. — “Bolter (aviation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Looking further I see Tailhook (" by failing to catch the arresting cables is said to have "boltered. Tradition holds that the most recent pilot to have boltered (in each squadron) has a large tailhook bolt hung from a string over. — “Talk:Bolter (aviation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • On January 18, 1911, Eugene Ely landed his Curtiss pusher airplane on a platform on the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay. An aircraft which lands beyond the arresting cables is said to have "boltered. — “Tailhook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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