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Fighters Anthology

Carrier Landings

ACTION KEYS
NOTE To obtain reliable bearing and distance info to the carrier. The carrier will be steaming at 25-30 knots, so the landing waypoints entered before flight should not be relied on for accurate distance readings.
Fly over the carrier
DOWNWIND
1 mile ABEAM OF CARRIER
Alt 600 FT
Speed 250 KTS
BUFF CHECK
Brakes OFF
Undercarriage DOWN
Flaps DOWN
Fuel SUFFICIENT

ACTION KEYS
ARC TO FINAL
30 seconds past the ship, bank left at 3G
Intercept the localiser deviation. Remember that the landing bearing is 10 deg left of the carrier heading, so travel past the wake during the arc.
FINAL
INTERCEPT GLIDE PATH
REDUCE Speed TO Mca PLUS 10 KTS
AOA 13 - 15 DEGREES
ADJUST Throttle to control Rate of Descent
WAVE OFF
BURNER
Gear UP G
Flaps UP F
Adjust pitch to avoid impact
FLAME OUT ON APPROACH
Gear UP G
Flaps UP F
RESTART Engine 6
Pitch 5 DEGREES UP