VIDEO: What’s it like to fly an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the USS George H.W. Bush?

Posted at 10:43 AM, Aug 12, 2014

The U.S. Navy has posted a video from inside the cockpit of an F/A-18F Super Hornet taking off from and then eventually landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

The aircraft is attached to the “Fighting Black Lions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 embarked aboard the Bush.

The Navy also released a second video showing U.S. Navy Ordnancemen aboard the carrier building GBU-54 bombs.


The Bush is operating in the Arabian Gulf on a scheduled deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet. The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct military operations in support of humanitarian aid deliveries and targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and interests, in response to activities conducted by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.