Down on the Deck with Navy Jets

Down on the Deck with Navy Jets

Hold on to your hats: this video will take you down on the flightline as F/A-18 Super Hornets, T-45 Goshawks, and even a V-22 Osprey tilt rotor take off and land just feet away from the camera. Great video, great music … you will get chills watching this! Video poster PlaneVideoArt notes, “This video was shot during the 2013 winter photocall where amateur photographers are allowed on base to shoot U.S. Navy aircraft as they train. NAF El Centro is unique in giving civilian photographers access during normal flight operations. The facility has two operating runways. The 9,500-foot (2,900 m) east/west runway handles 96 percent of the traffic. It is equipped with a Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS) at each approach end as well as lighted carrier flight deck landing areas at both ends so pilots can simulate carrier landings.”

Updated: July 27, 2015 — 5:03 PM
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