An F/A 18 Fighter Jet is seen getting ready for takeoff from an aircraft carrier. We get a spectacular view from the cockpit as the plane scoots down the runway and majestically leaps into the air over the sea. Check out the video below to experience the thrill from the pilot's perspective.
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TikTok user @kevockris13 uploads the clip and viewers react.
"This is my lifelong wish," writes commenter @waterfallthreads. "Please take me with you!"
"We have the best pilots in the world," remarks @usmc_veteran.
"I envy y'all," says @willnorthcuttiii. "I would so love to be in that seat. awesome and thank you all for your service.
"The F/A-18 is a twin engine, mid-wing, multi-mission tactical aircraft," explains military.com. "The F/A-18A and C are single seat aircraft. The F/A-18B and D are dual-seaters. The B model is used primarily for training, while the D model is the current Navy aircraft for attack, tactical air control, forward air control and reconnaissance squadrons. The newest models, the E and F were rolled out at McDonnell Douglas Sept. 17, 1995. The E is a single seat while the F is a two-seater."
"All F/A-18s can be configured quickly to perform either fighter or attack roles or both, through selected use of external equipment to accomplish specific missions," military.com continues. "This 'force multiplier' capability gives the operational commander more flexibility in employing tactical aircraft in a rapidly changing battle scenario. The fighter missions are primarily fighter escort and fleet air defense; while the attack missions are force projection, interdiction, and close and deep air support."
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