There's something special about watching carrier ops. For those of you who spent some time on the deck, this is just everyday stuff, but don't you miss it? For those of you who are just aviation fans and haven't served, watching this dangerous yet beautifully choreographed dance is mesmerizing.
Here, you'll see a simple launch. Nothing exceptionally special about it if you once stood there yourself, but if you haven't, this is as close as you're going to get.
This Super Hornet is assigned to the Black Lions of VFA 213.
According to the description, this video was captured by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Gaither. As part of Operation Inherent Resolve, this launch was a standard naval operation. The only difference here though, is that you'll get to see it up close and personal.
Honestly, every time we see ops like this it makes us question ourselves. Why the hell didn't we at least give it a shot? Being a Navy pilot seems like the best job in the world. Seriously.