Landing a helicopter on the helipad of a warship is not easy.
Landing it in bad weather may be a sort of nightmare.
The following video shows a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy‘s Kamov Ka-28 “Helix”, one of the 8 twin contra-rotating rotor choppers reportedly flying with the Chinese Navy, trying to land on a Type 054A Frigate. As the footage shows, the pilot performed at least a couple of attempt before eventually managing to put the helicopter, an export version of the Russian Ka-27 on the warship.
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
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pretty nimble bird for its size.