July 21st, 2014, 02:37
Gray Eagle, thanks for sharing. I see both Helldiver's point about a more extreme roll, but PRB's as well about an apparently somewhat calm looking surface but much bigger roll translated on the deck. That must be a pucker factor moment to one moment see the intended landing space appear as usual, only to be quickly marginalized or put into a much higher angle. My hat's off to all Navy and Marine aviators that fly that regularly. My question is does a rolling deck such as that require quite a bit more brake usage, stopping a rolling, wheeled, multi-ton machine from going off the deck? I mean land based field isn't moving so braking is predictable. I suspect mush tougher in that environment and throw in darkness, NVG's and again, fantastic job of not loosing few, if any, off the deck.