Air International 2016-01
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I.Harding - On the Deck /Military/
Royal Navy helicopter pilots also complete Type 23 and Type 45 flight deck qualifications at the RNSFDO, including this Dauphin from Flag Officer Sea Training.
Everyone who will operate aircraft aboard the Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales carriers will have completed training on the Culdrose dummy deck.
Sea Harriers are used to teach flight deck handlers in recovering and securing aircraft to a carrier vital skills as the Royal Navy prepares for the F-35B Lightning II
Training with Sea Harriers gives students vital experience of the jet noise, exhaust, fumes and intake dangers they will encounter on a real flight deck.
The RNSFDO at Culdrose trains around 1,700 students, approximately 400 of which are aircraft handlers, seen here wearing the yellow and blue.