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VMFA-121 F-35B Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP)

Cpl. Travis Gersheneck shot this video of F-35Bs carrying out field carrier landing practice (FCLP). F-35B pilots Maj. Aric Liberman (05 jet) and Capt. Brian Hansell (01 jet), with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, perform short take offs and vertical landings as part of required FCLP at the station’s auxiliary landing field, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. As you can see by the deck markings, the landing field simulates the flight deck of an amphibious assault ship to prepare pilots for landing and taking off at sea, though lacking the pitching, rolling, and forward motion of a ship through an actual ocean.

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