What sets a Navy-trained jet pilot apart from all other pilots is the ability to land a jet aircraft precisely and
safely on a carrier deck.
Carrier Qualification (CARQUAL) will be the most demanding and memorable phase of training. Unlike
other stages, there will be weeks of preparation for only a few moments of performance at the ship.
Ground lectures, simulator flights, and FCLPs will prepare you for the task of landing the T-45 aboard the
The simulator flights will let you see the ship and get a feel for what your CARQUAL flights will look like.
A highly skilled LSO will grade and debrief each FCLP pass. After field qualifications, you will be ready for
You will be thoroughly briefed on all aspects and procedures of the CARQUAL flight by the LSOs.
Enroute, pattern, approach, flight deck, and launch procedures will be covered in great detail during the