Im a civvy pilot with an interest in Naval Aviation (call me a geek).
I stumbled across a video link of an A-6 taking the barrier back in the eighties. The LSO was "Bug" and the pilot was "Atlas" McNally.
I found it very interesting and have nothing but respect for Navy pilots doing what they do.
I understand that Bug was killed in an A-4 accident but does anyone know what became of Atlas?
McNallyTV: U.S. Marine Captain Rand McNally "Atlas" crash lands on USS Ranger - YouTube