It’s been said that the flight deck of an aircraft carrier is the most dangerous place in the world to work. That’s probably true.
The obvious hazards are very large aircraft landing and taking off, jet blasts, jet fumes, propellers and moving deck surfaces. All activity on the flight deck is coordinated and controlled from flight operations, and those working on the deck are all highly trained to do their specific tasks.
It’s an awesome experience to stand on the deck of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and see, hear, smell (jet fuel) and feel it for yourself. Enough with words. Here’s some video from Bush on Tuesday, June 19.
If you can’t get enough of screaming jets, here’s 31 more minutes of video from the flight deck of USS George H.W. Bush.