Carrier Landing on a Pitching Deck

One of the most stressful things a naval aviator faces is a night carrier landing. Add 30-foot seas to the mix, and you get a pitching deck that can be much more dangerous than most combat operations. Check the above videos (parts 1 and 2) from the PBS special Carrier documenting a particularly rough night on the USS Nimitz. The videos are absolutely riveting; go full screen if you can…

[thanks to Rolland C. for the links]

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