Phantoms & Buccaneers deck landings


War Hero
Apologies if this has been posted previously, but I thought this was a cracking insight what it was like trying to land a wobbly, snarling lump of jet fighter/bomber on a "postage stamp", pulled-up short on an arrester, followed by a quick fold of the wings whilst you taxi to make way for the one directly behind. The bit I found fascinating was the Wessex hovering parallel to the ship waiting to pick-up the aircrew if they got it wrong.

Appreciate it will be a bit different for the F35s, but still think it takes a lot of bottle to land an aircraft on a ship.

Worth a view if you haven't seen it.

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