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Landing a Fighter Jet at Night Is Incredibly Dangerous

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With lights kept low on the deck of an aircraft carrier for security purposes, landing an F-18 at night requires skill, nerve and an intense training regime.

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Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush cruises deep in the Arabian Gulf for a six-month deployment in April 2017 to help ground troops defeat ISIS. Twenty stories high and more than three football fields long, this 100,000-ton ship carries 70 specialized aircraft armed and ready to fly into battle. Witness an up-close look at life aboard the carrier and the rigorous preparation highly skilled pilots and crew undergo before risking their lives to give air support to allied forces fighting on the ground.

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