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Video: The Hostile World Of F-18's On A Carrier's 'Pitching Deck' (Must See)

 This 20 minute video from the 2008 PBS series 'Carrier' is about the most must see video I've ever experienced. Maybe you saw the series, but I never did... and this segment, that chronicles the extreme hazards of flying off an aircraft carrier's 'pitching deck' (due to the swelling seas) in both day and night operations, is simply incredible.

Screenshot: F-18's launch and land on a wild 'pitching deck'

 I'm sure you're like me and have huge respect for the people who live and work on aircraft carriers, especially the pilots... but your respect for these pilots after seeing this video will be off-the-scale. Truly amazing.

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Reader Comments (4)

Such a good series! If you haven't seen the whole thing I highly recommend it.

July 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarvin

Only one word I can think of for these guys. Legends.

Thanks for the link Martt. Awesome.

July 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGavin

Wow such riveting watch the tension is unbelievable the number bolters was just crazy thanks for sharing this great video Martt and only 16 days to Osh14

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGlen Towler

That is awesome!

July 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSam

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