Tuesday, March 24, 2015

See what it’s like to land on much smaller French aircraft carrier

Navy pilots are experts at taking off from and landing on aircraft carriers, but landing on a much smaller French carrier takes even more skill.

The crew of a U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound from VRC-30 DET 1 based at NAS North Island shot this video as they landed and took off from the French carrier Charles de Gaulle earlier this month on a resupply mission. The de Gaulle is deployed in the Persian Gulf along with the larger USS Carl Vinson to target ISIS forces in Iraq.

Below is a video of F/A-18s from the USS Carl Vinson performing a series of “touch and go” landings and catapult-launchings on board the de Gaulle for qualification.


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