Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4565 times:
Quoting Mark5388916 (Reply 3): Appears to be a Navy base with the Marines standing around and the Carrier "Meat-Ball" set up. Shouldnt this be in MilAv though?
I think it's AL Udeid AB in Qatar. These are practise touch and goes at airfileds without landing visual aids. The meatball is actually a fresnal lens. But all services use them when using a staging point at a makeshift landing strip. They're usually used for C-130's practising for LAPES evolutions.
Riddle274 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4469 times:
Listening carefully to the engines, I believe he started to go around very late and the plane still slammed onto the deck. It was quick and violent - looks like a classic case of strong LLWS and a late attempt go-around.