An F-18 Super Hornet approaches the flight deck of the USS Gerald R Ford, the US Navy’s latest nuclear powered super-carrier, March 29, 2020.
USS Ford Qualification
The USS Ford is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting qualification trials.
Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, the “Gladiators,” launching and landing on the USS Ford.
Qualification trials include testing of the ships new electromagnetic catapult for takeoffs and new arresting gear system to trap incoming aircraft.