Does anyone know if F-4S/J Phantoms used land based airfields for carrier practice? I know modern day jets like the F/A-18 use NOLFs complete with LSO and IFLOLS - but just curious what the fleet did back in the day to practice carrier landings?
@boomerang10 - You might have some gouge on this?
“But what was especially difficult was that my “field-carrier-landing-practice” (FCLP) training had to be unexpectedly cut short. During our FCLP detachment at Yuma MCAS, the Officer in Charge (great guy and later a VF-96 Commanding Officer of some note and more…) called me aside from the officer’s swimming pool.”
Absolutely. My uncle has told me stories about field carrier landing practice out there at night back in his Crusader days, which were quite a bit before the F-4S/J.