Harriers demonstrate their capabilities during sea trials onboard HMS Ark Royal in the Moray Firth exercise area.
HA aft from island on Ark Royal to Harrier ready for take off - a Buccaneer is parked aft. Harrier takes off. LS of Harrier in mid-air with undercarriage lowered as the aircraft uses vectored thrust to keep station with a Sea King helicopter - the Harrier then raises its undercarriage and moves off. Harrier makes landing approach to carrier. Fast flypast. Harrier makes a vertical landing and taxies forward along the flightdeck. Another take off. A Harrier is struck down on after lift. Harrier makes a low pass and drops a practice bomb into the sea. Another vertical landing very near the after edge of the flightdeck.