Skip to comments.CARRIER LANDING TERROR!
Posted on 02/21/2012 12:52:03 PM PST by navysealdad
This is very unnerving, landing with deck pitching 30 feet, at night, low on fuel. Incredible. You will never forget viewing this. I have seen a lot of aviation videos but the two videos below are undoubtedly the best. Turn on your sound. I guarantee this will definitely hold your attention.
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It is not at all uncommon to see the deck pitching like that during flight-ops.
I will say that when the pilots walked by after night ops on the way to the Ready Room, the pits, crotch and backs of their flight suits would be dark with perspiration, and as they carried their helmets, their hair was usually dark, wet, and plastered to their skulls.
It sure impressed on me how difficult it must be.
Little in this world can be as harrowing as landing on a pitching, rolling carrier deck at night.
I would agree. I haven’t done it in a jet like that, but I have been a passenger in a CG helocopter landing on a severely rolling and pitching flight deck. After 25 or so years now, there are parts of me only now becoming un-puckered. :-)
“Little in this world can be as harrowing as landing on a pitching, rolling carrier deck at night.”
Watching the evening news comes pretty close anymore.
“A night carrier landing is a cross between an orgasm and a train wreck.”
WOW! It’s great to be reminded that they’re still THE BEST. And DUMBO wants to scap 50%? IDIOT COMMIE!)
For later, but I’ll say, Wow! for then.
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Especially if you are low on fuel with no available divert.
Pucker factor, indeed.
When I was going through Pensacola they told us that measured stress levels during night carrier ops were higher than measured stress levels in combat.
Thankfully, I went helos and never had a night carrier landing. However, making a 45 degree approach to the back of an LPD underway was an exercise in suppressing mental/visual dissonance.
And night, confined area, no-hover landings or night confined area sling loads will sure wring it out of you.
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