Ospreys land on USS Oak Hill

A flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron scans the horizon during a training mission off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. Flight engineers are responsible for watching the approach and relaying the approximate distance between his aircraft and the carrier to the pilots, ensuring a safe landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron scans the horizon during a training mission off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. Flight engineers are responsible for watching the approach and relaying the approximate distance between his aircraft and the carrier to the pilots, ensuring a safe landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron looks on as a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft departs the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a deck landing qualification flight off the coast of Virginia, July 25, 2017. Deck landing capabilities allow 8th SOS aircrew to expand the Osprey’s global reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron looks on as a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft departs the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a deck landing qualification flight off the coast of Virginia, July 25, 2017. Deck landing capabilities allow 8th SOS aircrew to expand the Osprey’s global reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during deck landing qualifications off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during deck landing qualifications off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron maneuvers a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft onto the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a deck landing qualification flight off the coast of Virginia, July 25, 2017. The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron maneuvers a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft onto the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a deck landing qualification flight off the coast of Virginia, July 25, 2017. The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron watches as his CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a deck landing qualification flight off the coast of Virginia, July 25, 2017. Flight engineers are responsible for watching the approach and relaying the approximate distance between his aircraft and the carrier to the pilots, ensuring a safe landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron watches as his CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a deck landing qualification flight off the coast of Virginia, July 25, 2017. Flight engineers are responsible for watching the approach and relaying the approximate distance between his aircraft and the carrier to the pilots, ensuring a safe landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during deck landing qualifications off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during deck landing qualifications off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron rests on the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during deck landing qualifications off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron rests on the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during deck landing qualifications off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA, Va. -- Aircrews with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct deck landing qualifications on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place.