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F/A-18E Super Hornet: Carrier Ops: Cat Launch checklsit

Catapult Launch Checklist
The tower will say:
"Hornet Leader, final turn up"
Set throttle to 100 %
The tower will say:
"Hornet Leader, cut in burners"
Set full Afterburner
Launch catapult Shift C
WARNING: Do not touch the joystick during launch. The flight computer should place the a/c in a 15 degree climb.
Gear up G
Flaps up Shift F
Set a shallow climb
Throttle to MIL power
Turn to first waypoint
Execute a Fence Check

What a mixture of technologies! A steam catapult fed by a Nuclear Reactor lauches an aircraft burning fossil fuel. ... which makes like a pterodactyl to fly!

Another day on the CVN Ronald Reagan
Another day on the CVN Ronald Reagan

Jet Blast Deflector up Burner selected
Jet Blast Deflector - Burner selected


On the way - Off the deck

Final Turn up...


Off the deck at 150 knots in 2 seconds.

Burners on!
After checking for a positive rate of climb, gear and flaps up.

These images were taken using a Creative 3D Blaster Banshee

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