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This clip fun clip has been around for a while but lets check out the performance.


Foxebat stall claimed @ 28 knots

Ship forward seed (looks like the captain has gone to max cruise) say 20 knots

Ship turned directly into wind of say 15 knots

Effective wind over nice long flat deck say 35 knots

Foxbat power on (not glide) landing air speed 35 knots at touch down - minimal  to nil forward role

Take off would have been almost instant - no appreciable deck run

Biggest problem would be "float" & avoiding  being blown back down the  deck - good deck crew a must.


Looks spectacular and I am sure the pilot had a buzz but probably not as risky as appears.


Got to say I would love to do something like this 

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