F-14 Tomcat carrier landing tutorial plus PLAT footage.




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Published on Feb 14, 2012

Nostalgic video tutorial outlining US Naval Case 1 (VFR) Aircraft Carrier pattern and landing of the now retired F-14 Tomcat.

Narration is word for word from official US Navy F-14 NATOPS flight manual. Carrier pattern also applies to F/A-18 operations.
Voice over provided by the lovely Jane.
Video also had compilation of Pilot Landing Aid Television System (PLAT) video used by Landing Signal Officers (LSO) to monitor approaching aircrafts position on the glideslope and centreline.

Images provided courtesy of US Navy media resource centre.


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