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Prism Defence (www.prismdefence.com) specialise in Ship Helicopter Integration, and provides a wide range of services within this realm. In particular, Prism are responsible for the development of Ship Helicopter Operating Limits. This involves safely taking the helicopter to the edge of the envelope; that is, the point at which more extreme conditions would make the aircraft unsafe to fly.
The limits are based on a combination of environmental factors and ship motion. Operating helicopters onboard ships is extremely complex, due in part to the difficulty of landing a helicopter on a moving platform, but also due to numerous practical engineering issues.
originally posted by: SubTruth
a reply to: SecretKnowledge
I wonder if this was computer aided or pilot skill alone. Eventually computers will make landings like this an everyday event as the human factor is taken out of the fold.