Aug 12, 2013
When I was in the Navy, I knew quite a few pilots and they all had the same story. Night landings on the carrier were brutal. As a matter of fact, during Viet Nam, a test was run with several pilots wired up to monitor their vitals during missions. The results were interesting to say the least. These guys were more calm while they were trying to out maneuver soviet anti-air missiles tracking them than they were with just getting their bird back on the deck.