3 JUNE 2013.Apache helicopters from 656 Squadron preform deck landing onboard HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. Picture: PO(Phot) Ray Jones.HMS Illustrious joined by 2 Apache Attack Helicopters 656 Sqdn,Army Air Corps.Came to carry out some deck landing practice.Usual operating areas over land,so a new experience for lot of aircrews to "get their feet wet".Landing on a moving deck at sea can be extremely challenging,so they need regular practise to hone skills.Joining them was a Merlin from 829NAS.

3 JUNE 2013.Apache helicopters from 656 Squadron preform deck landing onboard HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. Picture: PO(Phot) Ray Jones.HMS Illustrious joined by 2 Apache Attack Helicopters 656 Sqdn,Army Air Corps.Came to carry out some deck landing practice.Usual operating areas over land,so a new experience for lot of aircrews to "get their feet wet".Landing on a moving deck at sea can be extremely challenging,so they need regular practise to hone skills.Joining them was a Merlin from 829NAS.

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