Friday Night Fun! Watch the sparks fly as an F-18 tailhook drags across the deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford.

Footage of USS Gerald R. Ford’s first fixed wing night operations while underway. Ford is currently underway conducting testing and evaluation operations.

U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Ruiz

Featured image of Sparks flying from the tailhook of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Fist of the Fleet” of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25) as full power is applied after making a “bolter” aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Charlie Whetstine [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sparks fly from the tailhook of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25) as full power is applied after making a "bolter" aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

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