How to fly Carrier Deck

There’s a wealth of experience and advice around if you decide to try flying Carrier Deck, so we’ve trawled the web to bring you some helpful hints.

In the end, wherever you are and whatever your local detailed rules may be, your task is always the same: take off from a simulated aircraft carrier, fly a set of laps as fast as possible, then fly the same number of laps as slowly as possible, after which you must land on the deck and catch one of the arrestor wires with a hook attached to the plane. Some classes award a significant number of points for scale appearance, others don’t, but in the end it’s always precision flying that wins!

Follow the links on this page to get some inside information from some of the most experienced flyers around!

Andy Housden’s guide to Flying UK Basic Carrier Deck

Andy Housden’s guide to Flying UK Class 1 Carrier Deck

Building and Flying the Fairey Spearfish for UK Carrier Deck (follow the menu bar to the carrier-deck pages)

What is Carrier Deck? (US site)