24th MEU Harriers conduct flight ops from ship: Photo Essay

1 Apr 2004 | Lance Cpl. Tony Vega

AV-8B II + Harrier Pilots from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263, the Aviation Combat Element for the 24th MEU, spent an evening conducting take offs and landing aboard the USS Saipan (LHA-2) April 1. The training allowed the pilots to practice maneuvering their jets while taking off and landing on the ship's flight deck while underway.