This year, the Wings Over Houston Airshow is proud to host the US NAVY F/A-18 SUPER Hornet Demo. Unfortunately, there is something super cool that isn’t included in the Super Hornet Demo. What is it? Aircraft carrier takeoffs (shots) and landings (traps)!

At this time, we’re unable to fill up Ellington Airport with water and drag in an aircraft carrier from the Gulf. We asked and we’re told, “No!” Granted with all the rain we receive, filling Ellington up wouldn’t be that difficult. Alas, here’s the next best thing … an inside look at takeoffs and landings

Carrier Cat Shots & Traps Briefly Explained

Here’s a short look at carrier operations that includes the special skill sets of cat shots and traps.





An Inside Look at Trapping a Super Hornet on an Aircraft Carrier

The second video comes from the Strike Fighter Squadron 14 (VFA-14) “Tophatters” flying their F-18 Super Hornet.





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