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Choreography of a Launch

  • Nov. 23, 2018 | 1:00

Flight deck operations on an aircraft carrier have often been compared to a ballet. Watch the choreography needed to launch and recover aircraft and supplies aboard the USS Harry S. Truman. The Truman can carry about 90 aircraft and has a 4.5-acre flight deck. Four elevators move aircraft between the flight deck and the hangar bay.