As the co-pilot, can you make this landing? Landing on a moving postage stamp
Video footage of an Grumman A-6 Intruder approaching an aircraft
landing, taken from the cockpit by the co-pilot. The conditions are ideal (calm sea,
daylight and a stable aircraft). Listen to the power changes necessary to maintain
precision glide slope and prepare for bolter (a.k.a. “Abort the landing”) in the event the arrest wire is missed. Shortly before the plane touches down, you can see the
“meatball” to the left: the orange light between the row of green lights that tells the pilot he's on heading and on glide slope. Imagine what this would be like at night
in IMC (instrument meteorological conditions, or pea soup)!