Video: Landing on a Mobile Runway

Have you ever wondered what it's like to land on an aircraft carrier? While there is nothing like a real-life experience, this 20-minute video will have you on your toes as it does a terrific job of highlighting the dangers and excitement of landing on a pitching carrier deck.

The video provides an intimate glimpse into the life of the naval pilots and their support crews out at sea. Pilots describe their harrowing approach to the deck where one pilot finds himself below the runway's surface on a night approach as the deck moves up and down in the waves. There are also scenes showing what can happen if the approach is not successful.

It's well worth taking a few minutes out of your day to check this out.

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Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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