Super cool video shows approach, landing and parking onboard the USS Truman aircraft carrier

The following video shows what approaching, landing and parking onboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier looks like from the cockpit of a C-2 Greyhound COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery) plane.

The interesting footage was filmed with a GoPro camera by Tailhook Production’s Matthew Clements aboard “ROMEO-G0LF03”, a C-2A Greyhound from VRC-40 Detachment 4 (IV) assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3).

The aircraft performed a TRAP landing onboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) which was underway in the Mediterranean Sea towards Suez.

VRC-40 – BATTLEFISH – DET IV – WE’RE OUT THERE MAN – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) / CVW-3 from Matthew Clements on Vimeo.


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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.


  1. Awesome. There’s only a cool billion dollars worth of aircraft lining each side of the runway, no pressure bro!

  2. The last “yellow shirt” in the video is either a woman or the most openly gay sailor in the US Navy.

  3. Ahhh, the memories. Did this hundreds of times between 1958 and 1980 off of carriers that are either museums or history. And yes, my “call sign” was Meathead

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