Saturday, January 19, 2019

Some great Navy video

Courtesy of Chant du Depart, here's a video clip of Navy aircraft landing on carriers.

It's thought-provoking to realize that many of the hard-learned skills demonstrated in this video are slowly being automated, to the point that even a novice pilot may be able to land on a carrier in a few decades' time.  The computer systems aboard modern military aircraft and carriers "talk" to each other, coordinating the approach and landing, so that even at night, in a howling gale, driving rain and zero visibility, landings and takeoffs may eventually become "normal".



Dov Sar said...

I could never trust a computer for that. Never.

Miguel GFZ said...

And you suddenly realize an aircraft carrier is not that big after all.

Wayne said...

“Land the plane, Hal.”
“I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

dave said...

Lori Gattuso said:
I could never trust a computer for that. Never.
Go look up a CAT III landing.

Computers have been flying the hardest approaches for longer than I've been flying.

--Dave, former CFII