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First-Person Video Of F-18 Hornets Catapulted From Flight Deck

May 04, 2016

Get an up close and personal view as a Catapult Topside Petty Officer launches F/A-18A/B Hornets from an aircraft carrier. A CTPO is responsible for ensuring the aircraft is properly hooked up to the catapult that makes takeoffs possible. They also ensure all flight deck crew are safe and secure throughout the launch process.


Not only do you get a taste of the duties of a CTPO but you get to see some Hornets get launched into action! You don’t want to miss this!

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