View Full Version : Helicopter makes amazing landing on ship in rough seas

Matt Molnar
06-29-2011, 12:33 AM
"This video shows a landing conducted by a Prism Defence Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer during development of Ship Helicopter Operating Limits for the Lynx Mark 90B helicopter onboard the KNUD RASMUSSEN class Offshore Patrol Vessel (Royal Danish Navy)."

flyboy 28
06-29-2011, 08:03 AM
Pretty awesome.

What we do in rough seas (at least on frigates/destroyers...I don't know about carriers/amphibs) during flight ops, is have the helo hover about five feet off the deck and attach a winch-looking thing to the belly of it, which slowly pulls it (relatively) safely down to the deck, which assists the pilot with maintaining stability. Think of it as like, a vertical arresting cable.

06-29-2011, 11:50 AM
OMG I'm seasick from just watching this. good video though