The Invergordon Archive
John Robertson Year: 1923A Fairey 3F landing on HMS Furious
As an aircraft carrier left Invergordon, the aircraft, which had disembarked to Novar, would fly back on in the sheltered waters of the Moray Firth.
Although carriers at this time had arrestor wires for the arrestor hooks fitted to the aircraft, the carrier needed to steam into wind to reduce the aircraft landing speed over the deck. Trying to land an aircraft on a stationary carrier increased the chance of a 'prang' or going over the side of the carrier.
(The date of the photo is not known - Site Admin.)
Picture added on 14 November 2010 at 11:22
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