Carrier Landings


Goober
#1

These videos show the ultimate difference between Naval Aviation and any other kind. The links below are two absolutely outstanding videos about F-18 carrier operations aboard the USS Nimitz during weather that causes a severely pitching deck, which you can see in the videos. It's more dangerous than most combat missions and the tension in the pilots and crew is very apparent.
Watch part 1 first....Great videos

Carrier Landing on a pitching deck, Part 1
http://www.youtube..com/watch?v=4gGMI8d3vLs





Carrier Landing on a pitching deck, Part 2
YouTube - PBS: Carrier - Landing on a Pitching Deck Pt. 2



 
Johnnny
#3
thats some pretty cool videos goober
 
#juan
#4
Those aren't landings. They are controlled crashes. I have flown a number of airplanes that would have shed both wings if they landed that hard.
 
Colpy
#5
Yep. Very cool.
 
Colpy
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

Those aren't landings. They are controlled crashes. I have flown a number of airplanes that would have shed both wings if they landed that hard.


Anything you can walk away from.
 

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