27 Apr '12, 4am

Windy weather makes for dramatic plane ... | Watch the video - Yahoo! News Singapore via @yahoosg

Cross winds are inevitably encountered at any airport. Air travel involves risks that have to be accepted but it is mitigated by air traffic management, pilot skill and judgment and aircraft condition. The one small advantage the aircraft carrier has over a land-based airfield is that the carrier can align the ship and runway to aid the pilot to land safer. The carrier jet lands directly into the wind without sidedrift and is arrested on touchdown by the arrester wire. If the pilot misses to catch the arrester hook, he can go around again to try again. He is guided at all times by the ground crew.The carrier pilot is reputed to be the most highly skilled of all pilots.

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