Why Landing on a U.S. Aircraft Carrier Is About to Get Much Easier

Naval aviators from Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are preparing to deploy onboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) with a revolutionary new type of software that makes landing on a carrier much easier.

Dubbed Magic Carpet—for Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies—by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the new system, which aviators call Precision Landing Modes (PLM), drastically reduces workloads in the cockpit during carrier approaches

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-landing-us-aircraft-carrier-about-get-much-easier-19855

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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