Carrier Landing Practice Runway

Saturday, 5th November 2005 by

This is pretty cool. It's a Marine Air Corps runway but they have the outline of an aircraft carrier painted on the runway with little planes and everything. This is obviously for carrier landing training, a wee bit safer than attempting it on the real thing. I've heard that landing on an aircraft carrier can be one of the most diffcult things a navy pilot can do. Chris Dawson tell us:

They even have the cable mechanism there to slow the planes on landing (1/2 mile from my parents' house). We usually see Harriers practicing from here.

Thanks Chris!