VIDEO FOOTAGE OF AN A-6 APPROACHING AN
AIRCRAFT CARRIER AND LANDING

 

It was taken from the cockpit by the co-pilot.  The conditions are ideal.....
Calm sea, daylight and a stable aircraft.

You can even hear the power changes necessary to maintain precision
glide slope and prepare for bolter (a.k.a. Abort the landing) in the event
the arrest wire is missed.

Feels like you are in the aircraft.

Imagine what this would be like at night in IMC (instrument
meteorological conditions - a.k.a. Pea soup)!

This is a very neat video.  If you look very carefully, shortly before the

plane touches down, you can see the 'meatball' to the left; the orange

light between the row of green lights that tells the pilot he's on heading

and on glide slope.

If you can't imagine landing on a moving postage stamp, this is it!!

 

Video of the landing  (2.6 mb)