Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Crab Into Kick"

MCAS Iwakuni is the first air station I have ever visited or lived. Our last duty station was home to a bombing squadron so we got used to rumblings (is that thunder?) and a few shaking walls. Since we have been in Iwakuni I have become fascinated with airplanes. In the last few days I have spent some time watching the jets come and go off the flightline. Unfortunately I cannot post pictures of the flightline for security reasons, so instead I will post a video I found during my internet research.

I found it very interesting to see how the pilots must adjust for the gale-force winds during a storm in Germany. As the accompanying article states, some of the landings are perfect and others are "good enough." Pretty cool if you ask me.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating! I'm forwarding it to my cousin, Rhoten Byington, who was a carrier pilot and commander.