Carrier Ops In Heavy Seas

Another reblog. With the recent fiasco with the Russian carrier, it’s good to remember what it takes to keep a carrier in operation. It’s practice and more practice, in heavy seas and bad weather, at night. Practice, all the time, so that your planes are there when they are needed.

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A couple videos of Carrier ops in heavy seas.

During the day.

At night.

A military fights like it trains.  The US Navy never stops doing stuff like this.  That’s why it’s so effective.  And for carrier ops, the landing is always the hardest part.

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One comment

  1. Mark Matis · January 5, 2017

    Well actually, landing is the EASIEST part. Every plane eventually lands, even without any input from the pilot. The hardest part is landing in such a manner that the air vehicle can take off again…

    Just like submarines. Submerging isn’t difficult. The challenge comes in submerging in a manner that lets you resurface when desired…


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