Top 5 Amazing Aircraft Carrier Landings

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It takes an incredible amount of skill to land a plane on an aircraft carrier. Today we're doing the top five amazing aircraft carrier landings!
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  • Surprising number of moment to moment adjustments on power and the stick to remain on line. Looks very difficult, and obviously requires unbroken concentration. Great flyers those guys... and gals.

  • It's FA 18 Hornet.

    Arindam PhatowaliArindam PhatowaliVor Tag
  • This guy will be recruited to be a military ufo pilot he's so good

    JackJackVor Tag
  • 7:23 - Kudos to Hawker Siddeley Aircraft - A single Harrier is worth far more than a dozen hyper-modern stealth Mach 6 jet interceptors that can not get airborne because their airstrip is full of craters and variable time and influence mines.

    Andrew G. WhitakerAndrew G. WhitakerVor 2 Tage
  • As seen here in the 3rd landing sequence, The C-130 Hercules holds the record for the largest and heaviest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier. In October and November 1963, a USMC KC-130F (BuNo 149798), bailed to the US Naval Air Test Center, made 21 unarrested landings and take-offs on the USS Forrestal at a number of different weights culminating in a final landing and take off with 30,000 lbs. of cargo. Approximately half it's usable weigh lifting capacity. The pilot, LT (later RADM) James Flatley III, USN, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation. The tests were highly successful, but the idea was considered too risky for routine "Carrier Onboard Delivery" (COD) operations. Instead, the C-2 Greyhound was developed as a dedicated COD aircraft. (The Hercules used in the test, most recently in service with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) until 2005, is now part of the collection of the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola, Florida.)

    Ron BridgmanRon BridgmanVor 2 Tage
  • One amazing carrier landing (Harrier) and four routine landings. Better title.

    CorsetGraceCorsetGraceVor 2 Tage
  • I noticed number 2 did not have his nomex flight gloves on

    Zeee ManZeee ManVor 2 Tage
  • #3 was a simulator! Not really amazing

    BaggyPants McgooBaggyPants McgooVor 2 Tage
  • fack you uSA!!!

    Лаврентий ГордонЛаврентий ГордонVor 2 Tage
  • 3 was a videogame

    Tobias TaraldsenTobias TaraldsenVor 2 Tage
  • it's almost crash

    미디움뉴스미디움뉴스Vor 3 Tage
  • how did that 798 stop so quickly

    Tony maxwellTony maxwellVor 3 Tage
  • Recording routine carrier landings with a GoPro inside the cockpit doesn't make them "amazing". Stopped watching after first two.

    Ed JamesEd JamesVor 3 Tage
  • Meh, I've made carrier landing blind folded, no instrumentation, just me sticking my head out the of cockpit and squawking "Ack ack" and land via echo location, while my plane was on fire, and three bullets in my gut, cradling a baby in my left arm. That's the kind of man I am.

    dennytennydennytennyVor 3 Tage
    • After I landed, I took out my bowie knife, cut open my flight suit, stood in front of a full length, took a few second admire just how manly I looked, pour half a bottle of whisky on my gut, pick up a pair of sugar tongs, tensed my abs, push the bullets to the surface and plucked them out with the tong. All the while, still cradling that baby and singing to it in eight different languages.

      dennytennydennytennyVor 3 Tage
  • its like gamble,,,slam your jet then hoping the hook will stick !!! hehehe

    Bon AzmaLBon AzmaLVor 3 Tage
  • Thats awesome to here there was a Cpt. Murphy..... My late grandfather's name is Sr. Petty Officer David P. Murphy (although that is my last known memory of his rank). Served on a Nimitz Class Carrier. Go Murphy!

    Joshua KinderJoshua KinderVor 3 Tage
  • That's right VTOL is a waste of money. Pipe dreams!

    kerberospanzerkerberospanzerVor 3 Tage
  • You basically crash land a bomb. These Pilots are suicidal heroes!

    kerberospanzerkerberospanzerVor 3 Tage
  • that night landing...gave me the chills...

    Marcus FreitasMarcus FreitasVor 3 Tage
  • I was a bit disappointed, after seeing the 130, that none of the U-2 carrier landings were included :-(

    Ron DeagleRon DeagleVor 3 Tage
  • He 3 is just vr

    lewis plewslewis plewsVor 3 Tage
  • Ugh just epic. I would have loved to do this, next life maybe.

    gamer taboogamer tabooVor 3 Tage
  • 4:45 look ma no hooks!!!! WHAHAHA

    RoastHardyRoastHardyVor 3 Tage
  • It's almost like Lethal Skies, a playstation game

    RoastHardyRoastHardyVor 3 Tage
  • Number 3 looks like a carrier landing in D.C.S. World, hence VR

    Banisher of Evil SOULBanisher of Evil SOULVor 4 Tage
  • If you wanna see an amazing carrier landing film a carrier landing on Top Gun for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

    Jason ShireyJason ShireyVor 4 Tage
    • It’s a inside joke for anyone who played the game. Search Angry Video Game Nerd - Top Gun and watch it.

      Jason ShireyJason ShireyVor 4 Tage
    • But it's not real. I have 312 carrier landings and video games just aren't the same.

      C PC PVor 4 Tage
  • They have this amazing invention " a stool"

    isokessuisokessuVor 4 Tage
  • number 3 is a game it was obvious

    Southern SpotterSouthern SpotterVor 4 Tage
  • Holy Shit. I would have crashed.

    ivy and rosesivy and rosesVor 4 Tage
  • Maverick calling Iceman, do you copy?

  • I have done this 1000's of times...... It never gets old... I know fly for Value Jet upon retiring.

    rich42012rich42012Vor 5 Tage
    • You "know" fly for Value Jet? Thanks for the warning. :-)

      C PC PVor 4 Tage
  • this video is sexist there's no female pilot in this video !

    Jessica S. Papailoa Beach Hawaii USAJessica S. Papailoa Beach Hawaii USAVor 5 Tage
  • 3rd clip was a computer game

    Jessica S. Papailoa Beach Hawaii USAJessica S. Papailoa Beach Hawaii USAVor 5 Tage
  • The cockpit is sooooo small. You don’t get in that plane. You put it on like a pair of pants.

    John MartlewJohn MartlewVor 5 Tage
  • I want that brakes in my car

    Fernando GonzálezFernando GonzálezVor 5 Tage
  • outstanding

    1955porsche1955porscheVor 5 Tage
  • the most amazing job in the world, its so amazing i cant even fantisize about it ;))

    Sandy MitchellSandy MitchellVor 5 Tage
  • "Maverick, you're at three-quarters of a mile, call the ball."

    GregzVRGregzVRVor 5 Tage
  • How about the A-6 that landed with the navigator ejected halfway out of the airplane? Good thing the navigator was unconscious, doing a carrier trap while you're essentially sitting on top of the airplane with broken shards of the canopy waiting to impale you doesn't sound like fun...

    JC130676JC130676Vor 5 Tage
  • So 2 pretty special landings and a couple of fillers. None that would class as amazing. Click bait anyone?

    SLACWA1SLACWA1Vor 5 Tage
  • Why is one landing from a video game?

    Dr CurryDr CurryVor 5 Tage
  • Just because the plane judders around on the deck doesn’t mean it’s an AMAZING landing idiot. It’s fucking normal

    Gabriel MiltonGabriel MiltonVor 6 Tage
  • US Navy aviators rock! They deserve a air superiority fighter like a F22 that’s carrier capable.

    Jim ECJim ECVor 6 Tage
  • should really say all thanks to winkle brown

    darrin slackdarrin slackVor 6 Tage
  • ... any - everyone - who refers this to be a video-GAME... You would not be able yourself to perform this act, even in an environment without noice, personal interferrence or the like. so please, stop being an arse-expert - with Wikipeda, and think you´ve got all the answers. TOR

    Gunnar Lindøe JørgensenGunnar Lindøe JørgensenVor 6 Tage
  • Top five Clickbaits

    Lion DeckaLion DeckaVor 6 Tage
  • I think these pilots have it all wrong, I really do. They all say the carrier looks like a postage stamp. Forgive me for making a correction... but obviously they have a postage stamp confused with a flea on a cats back... or a period at the end of a sentance. Blink twice or take your eye off of that dot and there goes another flyby. Oh, by the way... that night landing?... nope, no sir, not on my watch. I rather eat a live rat. Lol.

    Bill YostBill YostVor 7 Tage
  • I was aircrew in C130 VMGR 252, Cherry Point MCAS. Landing on a carrier would have been interesting

    Derrick ChennaultDerrick ChennaultVor 7 Tage
    • Didn’t know a C130 could land on a carrier

      zeus juicezeus juiceVor 2 Tage
  • 야간착륙오지네;;

    레몬강레몬강Vor 7 Tage
  • That is what u call flappy bird nerd's xD

    Skulltrooper OGSkulltrooper OGVor 7 Tage
  • kewel!

    Matrox OneMatrox OneVor 8 Tage
  • Yes amazingly ordinary carrier landings

    Mr SmithMr SmithVor 8 Tage
    • Probably true, but for those of us who have never done it, it's nice to see a selection of "ordinary" (if that can ever be called ordinary) landings and special ones to see how the whole system works. Have you done a lot of these?

      Kevin DallasKevin DallasVor 2 Tage
  • Fantastic! 👏🏼

    SwanSongSwanSongVor 8 Tage
  • Being in the Marine Corps, I had the opportunity to be on an aircraft carrier and watched the takeoffs and landings. Amazing to say the least. I would like some pilots to comment here about their experiences.

    John NelsonJohn NelsonVor 8 Tage
  • gogo build a aircraft carrier for boeing a380 stealth bomber. the carrier can dive and fly . lazer gunz , invisible , nuclear fusion reactor , and its full unmanned with ai .

    Mister MysteryMister MysteryVor 8 Tage
  • Fighter pilots coolest dudes on the planet.

    mr grissommr grissomVor 8 Tage
  • doesn't look amazing at all to me. edit the title and remove the word "amazing".

    Dark SecretsDark SecretsVor 8 Tage
  • 3:19 WOW! Is this possible?

    공업분석화학공업분석화학Vor 9 Tage
  • I love watching a clearly ad rev based video hahaha... ha

    Christian BobbyChristian BobbyVor 9 Tage

    Si SimonsSi SimonsVor 9 Tage
  • Monetizing on other peoples content. Are you indian?

    ピラてラヂオFPVピラてラヂオFPVVor 9 Tage
  • the 3rd one was vr you dorks

    DexterDexterVor 9 Tage
  • You've seen every landing in history and voted these the top 5?

    Dill HoleDill HoleVor 9 Tage
  • Should have included "Winkle" Brown . Ist man to land a jet on a carier, 1st to land a twin 2400+ landings

    Nigel PocockNigel PocockVor 9 Tage
  • I landed may be 100timez better on video game.

    dsouza josephdsouza josephVor 9 Tage
  • the most amazing carrier landing was when they landed a C-130 Hercules 4 engine cargo plane on a carrier and without moving it took off. they thought it would be good for delivering supplies to the carriers. COD carrier onboard delivery. nothing came from it.

    michael mooneymichael mooneyVor 10 Tage
    • One problem was that if a C-130 ever had an issue that kept it from taking off then the flight deck would be blocked until the gripe was corrected.

      Thankz4sharingThankz4sharingVor 8 Tage
  • Always amazing when a Naval Aviator lands safely back on deck.

    Dave NelsonDave NelsonVor 10 Tage
  • despite no nose wheels the harrier is an amazing piece of engineering..

    yorkemaryorkemarVor 10 Tage
  • RIP.... My condolences from the Netherlands

    Wil en Wil KriesWil en Wil KriesVor 11 Tage
  • Excellent Video... Thanks a lot!

    Rafael Santana MayorRafael Santana MayorVor 11 Tage
  • landing on a boat is not a easy job but précision is required good job and is very funny to see that .

    Jean DesrosiersJean DesrosiersVor 11 Tage
  • Even if, nowadays, the C-2 Greyhound is the biggest transport aircraft designed specifically for carrier operations, on Oct. 30 1963, in an attempt to investigate the possibilities of using the C-130 for logistic support for U.S. fleet, a Hercules made an experimental landing on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59). With the successful test, which took place in moderately rough seas in the North Atlantic 500 miles off the coast of Boston, the Hercules became the largest and heaviest aircraft to ever land on an aircraft carrier, a record that stands to this day. The idea behind this unusual test was the so-called “Super Carrier Onboard Delivery” (Super COD) aircraft. The COD concept was born to resupply aircraft carriers with urgently needed items. At the beginning of the 1960s, the airplane used for such task was the Grumman C-1 Trader, a twin piston-engine aircraft with a limited payload capacity and 300-mile range, the Chief of Naval Operations ordered to assess the possibility of operating a bigger transport airplane aboard the Norfolk-based USS Forrestal (CVA-59). As explained by Joseph Earl Dabney in his book Herk: Hero of the Skies the C-130 was selected for its stability and reliability, combined with a long cruising range and the capability of carrying large payloads. The crew for this historic test consisted of Lt. James H. Flatley III Awarded DFC. pilot; Lt. Cmdr. W.W. Stovall, copilot; ADR-1 E.F. Brennan, flight engineer; and Lockheed engineering flight test pilot Ted H. Limmer, Jr.

    Ed LEd LVor 11 Tage
    • I was a crewman on the USS Forrestal's C1-A (fang) 72-73. The range is about 1300 miles not 300. The biggest limitation was the ceiling 13,000 feet @two miles. We flew over the Italian Alps and I was ready to start throwing out seats and mail, to stay in the air.

      JLHcaveJLHcaveVor 8 Tage
  • Show de super perícia de pilotagem aterrissagem canal DE-visions Braz cansancao macambira

    Braz cansancao macambiraBraz cansancao macambiraVor 11 Tage
    • Aqui en Los estados unidos, hablamos solomente en englais. Lo siento... no entiendo.

      Don WardDon WardVor 10 Tage
  • Carrier landing a controlled crashed

    Ed LEd LVor 11 Tage
  • Jesus Christ, how do you land that plane at night? Talk about huuuuuge balls.

    Todd SalvatiTodd SalvatiVor 11 Tage
  • Extremely large testicles. Thousands of hours of training. And some of the baddest Mother's walkin, the earth. I probably would have soiled myself.

    James O'ConnorJames O'ConnorVor 11 Tage
  • The night landing looks like playing Ace Combat 7 in PSVR with it's low resolution and graininess 😂

    丂匚ㄚㄒ卄乇丂匚ㄚㄒ卄乇Vor 11 Tage
  • Mère §(h.

    julien kaazjulien kaazVor 11 Tage
  • my dad was on the Saratoga during the 60's he flew the A-6 Corsair's

    Michael DewittMichael DewittVor 12 Tage
  • I think that WW2 no left gear landing to be #1.

    TelecasterlandTelecasterlandVor 12 Tage
  • Cool video thank god for IFR in the fog or at night.

    dave rochedave rocheVor 12 Tage
  • awesome!!

    scudwerferscudwerferVor 12 Tage
  • because anyone can grease a C-130 onto the deck without a hook. Balls 'o steel.

    Brian DBrian DVor 12 Tage
  • Never seen a aircraft stop that fast

    Defaulty ModeDefaulty ModeVor 13 Tage
  • Night trap in weather after 6 hour mission. I bet you get a beer for that sortie! Go USA Navy!

    Scott UtahScott UtahVor 14 Tage
  • What's amazing about these landings? These are normal landings in different weather situations, and day or night.

    kim hafslagkim hafslagVor 14 Tage
  • If you think these aircraft carrier landings are amazing, then you ought to watch the video my aircraft carrier landing at O’Hare.

    Rollo LarsonRollo LarsonVor 15 Tage
  • they need to make a Cushy pad for that stool the jet had to land on without nose gear.

    Yeezy westyYeezy westyVor 15 Tage
  • 1:17... I guess there's no room to glide in you just plonk it down hope the shocks don't blow out. is it just me or does the angle look steep when they come in.

    Yeezy westyYeezy westyVor 15 Tage
  • Hold my beer

    Ian ManghamIan ManghamVor 15 Tage
  • What's so amazing? You could train a monkey to do that

    Steve AllenSteve AllenVor 16 Tage
  • 4:27 Makes me desire to watch Braddock.

    Renan De MoraisRenan De MoraisVor 16 Tage
  • Those are some carrier landings alright... Amazing though???

    JC WoodmanJC WoodmanVor 17 Tage
  • Top 5 compared to what?

    Andrew BroxholmeAndrew BroxholmeVor 17 Tage
  • No.5 (1st) caught the last wire..

    Razor 1ukRazor 1ukVor 17 Tage
  • FMD! That night landing, though! Large balls of steel required!

    M FM FVor 17 Tage
  • Love the "look Ma, no hook" logo on the 4 engine turboprop.

    wally manwally manVor 17 Tage
  • *salutes to everybody who served for their country in this comment section*

    CroatianGuyGamingCroatianGuyGamingVor 17 Tage
  • dude no 3 is a game XD lmao

    MysticWeaponMysticWeaponVor 17 Tage
    • no u

      MysticWeaponMysticWeaponVor 17 Tage
    • You're a game.

      museackmuseackVor 17 Tage

    GeoDe DashGeoDe DashVor 18 Tage
Top 5 Amazing Aircraft Carrier Landings