Impressive in an IMAX kinda way

So yeah, we know it says 6 November 2013 in the description of this YouTube clip whereas today is 6 November 2014, but it doesn’t matter. This clip, showing a first person view of the work of a catapult crew member on board the US Navy’s USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, is too cool not to be viewed even years after now.

Why? Because the moment that Grumman EA-6B Prowler fills the whole screen after the minute 3.00 mark, slowy lumbering forward like some kind of menancing beast, is impressive in an IMAX kinda way. As you crawl under that thing, along with the cameraman, you hold our breath, as you know those engines are willing to suck up anything, hot air comes out of hot exhausts, sharp antennas stick out everywhere, and there’s also that catapult boiling beneath your feet, ready to hurl 60,000 pounds of Prowler out over the ocean.

Yes, its routine for the guy carrying the camera, but not for us. And be sure to turn up the volume more than a little!

© 2014 editor Elmer van Hest

Lumbering forward like a menacing beast. (Image © YouTube)
You’re about to crawl under that thing. (Image © YouTube)