Helmet Cam Shows What It's Like To Launch A Jet From A Carrier Deck

The ultimate pit crew? Maybe, as the Slot Check is the last chance deck handlers and an aircraft's crew have to catch something wrong before the plane is hurtled off the deck by a steam powered piston at 200 mph. Check out what it looks like in first person in the amazing video below:

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AnxiousLogic is a contrarian.

That was incredibly exciting and interesting to see the amount of effort that goes into just a single plane launch! It looked so much easier in Top Gun...