Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Merlin Helicopter First To Land On HMS Queen Elizabeth

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 20:21

A Merlin helicopter has landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth's enormous flight deck - the first aircraft to ever touch down on Britain's biggest warship.

Lieutenant Luke Wraith was the 26-year-old pilot who set the 14-tonne helicopter safely down on the aircraft carrier, just days after she left Rosyth to begin trials in the North Sea.

He had a four-acre flight deck - almost the size of three football pitches - to aim for, where experienced aircraft handlers were waiting to guide him safely in and then lash the helicopter firmly down...........Read entire article: Here

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