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The Indian Navy released a video on Sunday showing fighter pilots practising landing a plane on a carrier. The video shows pilots flying many sorties before being considered ready for trap on deck. In another video shared by INS Vikramaditya, a ‘Night Trap,’ or landing at night, is a challenge for pilots while landing on an aircraft carrier moving at 55 km/hr.

The landing style was dubbed ‘Low Overshoot,’ and the pilot is only ready for the next phase after perfecting the sorties. The INS Vikramaditya tweeted, “Low Overshoots give the pilot a feel of the approach speed, lay of the deck, and glide path.”