Awesome New Vid: See What It’s Like to Jet Off an Aircraft Carrier From This F/A-18 Pilot’s Perspective

We’ve taken a look what F-15 pilots see thanks to the video filmed strictly with GoPro cameras, but how about this amazing pilot point-of-view footage of Super Hornets zooming off an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean?

The pilots in the F/A-18F aircraft part of Carrier Strike Group 8 take off — and land — on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

We don’t know what cameras were used to capture this footage, but it’s stunning.

Here are a few screenshots of the action.

Right before taking off. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
(Image: YouTube screenshot)
Upside down above the ocean? (Image: YouTube screenshot)
(Image: YouTube screenshot)
Coming back in. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
A bit of a bumpy landing. (Image: YouTube screenshot)

Watch the slightly more than 12 minutes of glorious flight footage (Note: If you don’t have time for it all, it’s completely worth skipping to around 11:10 to see a little of what it’s like to land on such a carrier):

(H/T: Gizmodo)

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