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This Fighter Jet Landed on a Navy Aircraft Carrier
The Finnish air force operates some 62 Hornets, 62 F/A-18Cs and seven F/A-18Ds the latter a two-seat variant for a total of three squadrons. That is the same type of fighter Jarvinen flew when he touched down onto the Abraham Lincoln.On March 17, 2017 in the Atlantic, a fighter jet landed onto the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The only difference this time was that the pilot was Finnish, not American.Capt. Juha Stallion” Jarvinen’s landing was the first landing on an aircraft carrier by a Finnish air force pilot in history, according to the U.S. Navy. Jarvinen was flying a U.S. Marine F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 as part of a pilot exchange program also a first between the U.S. Marines and the Finnish air force.
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