The US Navy does have some “appropriately arrogant” pilots. Well, some may say just plain old arrogant but in any case carrier based F-18 Hornet operations do make for some great videos!

Watch and enjoy as Naval Aviator Lieutenant Ian Schmidt takes you on a wild ride.

Fly Navy!

Question: So are Navy carrier pilots really the “best of the best?” Or do they just think they are???

Comment below with your answer if you dare!

Featured image of F/A-18C Hornets, assigned to the “Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron Three Seven (VFA-37), launching simultaneously from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) by Photographer’s Mate Airman Ryan O’Connor, US Navy


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