Welcome back to the our channel for a feature of the most extreme landing operations at sea, and how modern technology and human innovation have challenged pilots to land and take off from the most demanding runways, like amphibious assault ships, makeshift dirt runways and drastically shortened landing zones in the middle of the sea. Video's never do justice to the size of an aircraft carrier. Not until you have been on the flight deck during flight ops, can you truly appreciated them. I have had the honor of serving on board the U.S.S. America for a couple years. The first traps that I witnessed, I was scared to death. Noise, wind, jet blasts and concussion of the aircraft hitting the deck at full throttle can never be expressed in words. The reason the C-130 had to land on a Forrestal class carrier is that the island would be too far back for the aircraft to fit on every other (two elevators forward vs one). Flatley was the Captain of the USS Saratoga when I was stationed on it a great guy. I believe he has more carrier landings than anyone else.