Awesome GoPro video gives flight deck inspector’s view of F/A-18 final check and cat launch

Jun 16 2014 - 13 Comments

Here’s a cool GoPro video showing the final check of an F/A-18C Hornet right before catapult launch.

An interesting footage, shot by a “white shirt” on the flight deck of USS George H. W. Bush, shows the final checks on a VFA-87 F/A-18C Hornet before cat launch.

Final Checkers are flight deck inspectors which make final exterior checks of the aircraft, watch certain parts of the launching aircraft before give thumbs up before it is launched.

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Image credit: U.S. Navy

H/T Matt Fanning for the heads-up