VRC-30 DET 1 made a video of a trap/cat shot onboard the Charles de Gaulle.
Not only did French combat planes operate from the flight of USS Carl Vinson and were refueled by VFA-81 F/A-18E Super Hornets over the Arabian/Persian Gulf.
C-2A COD (Carrier On Board Delivery) planes flying from Manama, Bahrain, are conducting daily flights to supply the French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle with logistics, a really rare opportunity for COD aircrews and U.S. Naval Aviators in general.
VRC-30 Det 1 pilots took the following video which shows the break, approach, arrested landing, and catapult shot of a US Navy Greyhound onboard the Charles de Gaulle which is currently operating in support of coalition air strikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
A Big “Thank you” to the VRC-30 for sharing the video with us