It’s Called a “Pitching Deck”

“You have two choices.
Land ON the deck or land alongside the deck.”

Ladies and gentlemen ~ Naval Aviation.

Full screen these.

11 Responses to “It’s Called a “Pitching Deck””

  1. Skyler says:

    I really enjoyed most of that series on PBS.

  2. Jim - PRS says:

    I cannot tell you how proud and awe-struck I am of the people who fly those planes and the crew that makes it all happen.

  3. Dave E. says:

    That was a great series, not least because it also at least gave a glimpse of the life below decks that makes the tip of the spear possible. I salute the skill and courage of those aviators, but I’ll always be a champion for the enlisted grunts, no matter the service.

  4. JeffS says:

    Jeez — that is both AWESOME and TERRIFYING to watch.

    A salute to carrier pilots everywhere.

  5. Clive says:

    Boo! Blocked in Australia

  6. Ave says:

    Boo x 2, blocked in der Schweiz.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    My god, that’s just amazing. 30 foot seas, the way that deck was moving and rolling…they couldn’t keep enough Depends in stock if I had to do that.

  8. Tim Bond says:

    It is indescribably awesome! I spent a year and a half on Nimitz back in the 80’s. Watched flight ops as often as possible and worked up there a few times as a Corpsman. It is extraordinary what can be accomplished by a motivated crew.

  9. tree hugging sister says:

    (Oh, we Marines **heart** our corpsmen!!) The Nimitz, eh? WOWSAHS!

  10. Gary from Jersey says:

    I’ve seen shows like this on the Military Channel and am way, way impressed with how well everyone gets through it.

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