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24th MEU CH-46s practice take off and landing aboard Ship: Photo Essay

1 Apr 2004 | Sgt. Zachary A. Bathon 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Pilots and crewmen aboard CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263, the Aviation Combat Element for the 24th MEU, spent an afternoon conducting take offs and landing aboard the USS Saipan (LHA-2) April 1. The training allowed the pilots to practice maneuvering their helicopter while taking off and landing on the ship's flight deck while the ship was underway.