Landing on an aircraft carrier is serious business and filled with hazards. Check out this very interesting US Navy training video (below). Makes you realize how brave the people who fly off of and work on an aircraft carrier truly are. Some amazing footage you will want to see!
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Featured image of A U.S. Navy Vought F7U-3 Cutlass (BuNo 129595) of Fighter Squadron (VF-124) Stingrays suffering a ramp strike on landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hancock (CVA-19) during carrier qualifications off of the California coast on 14 July 1955. Disintegrating airframe is seen spinning off to the port side. The pilot LCDR Jay Alkire, USNR, executive officer of VF-124, was killed when the airframe sank, still strapped into the ejection seat. Also killed were two boatswain’s mates and one photographers mate, in the port catwalk by burning fuel. Photo by US Navy
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