What’s it like to land on a (much smaller) French aircraft carrier?

Posted at 8:08 PM, Mar 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-21 14:21:36-04

We see a lot of aircraft carriers here in Hampton Roads, but what’s it like to land on the much smaller French carrier Charles de Gaulle?

The crew of a U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound from VRC-30 DET 1 shot this video as they landed and took off from the de Gaulle earlier this month on a resupply mission.

The de Gaulle is deployed in the Persian Gulf along with the larger USS Carl Vinson to target ISIS forces in Iraq.

Below is a video of F/A-18s from the Carl Vinson performing a series of “touch and go” landings and catapult-launchings on board the de Gaulle for qualification.