Airstrikes on ISIS: Night Flight Operations on USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier

A look at the night flight ops of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve launched and recovered on USS Carl Vinson.

Carrier Air Wing 17 jets embarked on USS Carl Vinson have finished 2014 flight operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq.

Enjoy about 8 minutes of flight deck footage during night launches and recoveries of U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F/A-18C “Legacy” Hornet jets.

About David Cenciotti
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.