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Old 09-19-2017, 08:26 PM   #11
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Can someone discuss or explain what, if any, landing aids there are aboard ship for the Harrier and helicopters for that matter?

We are fairly familiar with the IFOLS and ACLS that a Hornet pilot has to help get them back aboard their CVN during lousy weather. What is available to the Harrier and helicopter drivers operating from the LHA's?
Aircraft carriers have their own localizer and glideslope, along with their own TACAN stations. That is why the AV-8B instruments landing system is called the All-Weather Landing System (ALWS).

I know that the USAF, and probably the USMC, have portable ILS systems along with TACAN that can be set anywhere they need to open an airfield with full instruments landing support.

The USAF loaned one of those to my city when the 2016 earthquake destroyed my city's air control tower. The three people working on it died like heroes because instead of trying to escape they remained inside waving all aircraft in the landing pattern away.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:38 AM   #12
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Thanks for the reply Zeus. Can you comment on whether or not the LHA that you are modeling will have the localizer and glide slope as well as TACAN included with it? Will there be an IFOLS also?
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