landing signal officer


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landing signal officer

Officer responsible for the visual control of aircraft in the terminal phase of the approach immediately prior to landing. Also called LSO. See also terminal phase.
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Elsewhere, a Japanese Navy Me 109 is shot down, and a Japanese pilot trying to land aboard the Enterprise responds to the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) in reverse "standard Japa nese procedure." We now accept that the Japanese did not use Bf 109s or LSOs.
You can experience exciting carrier takeoffs and landings, while relying on the LSO (Landing Signal Officer) visual signals and your flying skills.
Caption: A landing signal officer from HMS Queen Elizabeth practices directing an F-35B.
It also allowed time for the landing signal officer (LSO) to get on station.
The landing signal officer even uses real signals for the touchdown.
The pilot had completed five touch-and-go landings and was directed by the landing signal officer at the field to full stop on his next pass.
So the landing signal officer (LSO) gave him the "wave off," signal, meaning give it full throttle and go around again.
Navy Landing Signal Officer School, and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX)23 test pilots Lts.
"You rely on the landing signal officer in the tower to talk you down to the deck.
More often than not, this 1MC announcement means an aircraft from the previous launch is returning early because of a minor malfunction, or the landing signal officer (LSO) team responsible for that day's recoveries had spent too much time jacking around and is late for the next recovery.
As a landing signal officer, it's the same as above, only barefoot on cactus the whole way.
As they were passing through the "90" position, the landing signal officer (LSO) noticed what appeared to be white smoke emanating from the aircraft.