Phantoms & Buccaneers deck landings

Discussion in 'The Fleet Air Arm' started by Ninja_Stoker, Sep 27, 2013.

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  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    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.

     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  2. Piece of piss if comparing it to landing a Wasp on a Tribal in a gale!!!!!!
     
  3. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Very good, just shows how calm and controlled Daddy F and the guys are, all very considered decisions. Professional to a t.
     
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  4. Those Buccs weren't landing they were controlled (barely) crashing.
     
  5. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    And the Govt threw it all away ..
     
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It is fascinating viewing.

    As Seaweed says though, it is such a great shame that UK has been bereft of proper aircraft carriers for 30 odd years.
     

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