Imagine…you’re strapped into your seat in a compartment with no windows, flying at 150 mph as the plane approaches the runway of an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean. You are about to experience one of the most difficult things a navy pilot will ever do – land on a flight deck. Facing backward in your seat makes the anticipation more freaky as the tailhook snags the arresting wires stretched across the deck and the plane goes from 150 mph to 0 in seconds. Wow! Karen Kinsman, RSC ’88 described her thrilling experience to us.