VFA-154 Launch

An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from catapult one on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Steam-powered catapults are capable of launching aircraft off the flight deck in under two seconds. VFA-154 is currently embarked on board Ronald Reagan performing carrier qualifications in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from catapult one on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Steam-powered catapults are capable of launching aircraft off the flight deck in under two seconds. VFA-154 is currently embarked on board Ronald Reagan performing carrier qualifications in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord)