Nov. 12, 2020
DLA Aviation instrumental in keeping Navy aircraft safely secured during rough sea operations
RICHMOND, VA —
It takes skills and nerves of ice for a Navy pilot to take off and land an aircraft on a ship’s flight deck, essentially a miniature airfield, that is pitching, rolling and yawing in rough seas which these ships operate in. This feat poses a whole different set of challenges for helicopter pilots when they are called upon to meticulously hover over and securely set the bird down on a much smaller landing area of a destroyer, vice the almost four football field length of an aircraft carrier.