So, our Asian chums are deck landing. BBC News - China lands jet on first aircraft carrier It might be PR or it could be real intent. Shame our lords and masters weren't thinking about real capability during SDSR and were more concerned with inter Service bickering, we could have been training right now to fly F-18s in the very near future and have at least kept pace with the world as opposed to slipping behind. Interesting to note how quickly the Chinese have developed the various skills needed to start doing this. We should be taking notes.