I really enjoyed this F-18 carrier ops video. I learned a few things from it, which is always a bonus. The biggest thing that I learned is that you can refuel from another F-18.
I’ve always enjoyed the videos of launching from a carrier. There’s something about accelerating that fast and then flying away that I find really appealing and fascinating.
Back in my younger days, I imagined flying to be something like in this video. I know that I’ll never get to fly like these guys, but maybe someday I’ll get to do some maneuvers in a Pitts or something like that.
Thanks to the folks of Carrier Strike Group 8 from the Dwight D. Eisenhower for this video.