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F/A-18 flight from aircraft carrier

F/A-18 flight from aircraft carrier

Dizzying view towards the pilot looking back

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Guest: Maldonian (2882 days ago)
Well, judging by his right arm, he's certainly doing something to his joystick.
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Guest: Maldonian (2882 days ago)
Well, judging by his right arm, he's certainly doing something to his joystick.
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Guest: Maldonian (2882 days ago)
Well, judging by his right arm, he's certainly doing something to his joystick.
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Guest: (2882 days ago)
That's not the pilot - trust me - they don't fly one handed. Cool footage though. (and he was sitting in the back of the F18)
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That's not the pilot - trust me - they don't fly one handed. Cool footage though. (and he was sitting in the back of the F18)
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Guest: (2882 days ago)
I believe the one handed technique at the start is some sort of safety precaution. Something about ensuring that the pilot's hand is away from the throttle while they're subjected to the launch g-forces. Remember seeing somewhere that they'll only launch the aircraft when they see the pilot in that position.
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I believe the one handed technique at the start is some sort of safety precaution. Something about ensuring that the pilot's hand is away from the throttle while they're subjected to the launch g-forces. Remember seeing somewhere that they'll only launch the aircraft when they see the pilot in that position.
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KillFascists KillFascists (2881 days ago)
Why do people find the fricking military interesting? That plane was made to destroy and that guy was trained to kill. Nothing cool about that.
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Why do people find the fricking military interesting? That plane was made to destroy and that guy was trained to kill. Nothing cool about that.
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Guest: Dobbo (2881 days ago)
Well, judging by his right arm, he's certainly doing something to his joystick.
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Guest: SnobittyEuroWeasle (2882 days ago)
Who wouldn't want to be THAT Stupid American?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Who wouldn't want to be THAT Stupid American?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Latest comment: Fake
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Guest: Maldonian (2882 days ago)
Well, judging by his right arm, he's certainly doing something to his joystick.
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