Old 26th Aug 2008, 21:26
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Double Zero
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Location: West Sussex
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I thought the 'near crawl' approach of 140kts - rather than the more likely sounding 40kts was a bit dubious.

As mentioned previously, the VAAC Harrier ( thus leading to the F-35 systems ) and to some extent the F-18E, UAV's etc have 'autoland'.

'Bring-back' seems likely to remain an issue for carrier aircraft, no matter how they land, be it cat & trap, vertically or on a rubber mat alongside !
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