Weather Watch

January 12, 2013

Sonic booms are force of man — and nature

On a clear day in 1991 off the coast of California I landed with my crew in our Navy H-3 Sea King helicopter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz after flying on plane guard. On plane guard you fly in perpetual orbits on the starboard side of the carrier, waiting patiently to rescue survivors of aircraft mishaps or those unfortunate flight deck crew members blown overboard.

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at .