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Calculating The Catapult Launch

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) Lt. Andy Rump, left, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Eriik Snyder check the weight of aircraft prior to launches on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) Lt. Andy Rump, left, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Eriik Snyder check the weight of aircraft prior to launches on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) Lt. Andy Rump, left, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Eriik Snyder check the weight of aircraft prior to launches on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Flight Deck Operations

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Philip Powell checks that the catapult area is clear before launching aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Philip Powell checks that the catapult area is clear before launching aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released)

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Night Launches Into The Darkness

PACIFIC OCEAN, (April 16, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces line up to launch during night flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 conducting routine training as well as tailored ships training availability and final evaluation problem. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph L. Miller / Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN,  (April 16, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces line up to launch during night flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 conducting routine training as well as tailored ships training availability and final evaluation problem. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph L. Miller / Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN, (April 16, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces line up to launch during night flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 conducting routine training as well as tailored ships training availability and final evaluation problem. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph L. Miller / Released)

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USS Roosevelt Entering Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR (Apr. 27, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Hawaii is the final port call for the Theodore Roosevelt after a scheduled seven-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation supporting maritime security, theater security cooperation and Operations Inherent Resolve and freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica O. Blackwell)

PEARL HARBOR (Apr. 27, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Hawaii is the final port call for the Theodore Roosevelt after a scheduled seven-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation supporting maritime security, theater security cooperation and Operations Inherent Resolve and freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica O. Blackwell)

PEARL HARBOR (Apr. 27, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Hawaii is the final port call for the Theodore Roosevelt after a scheduled seven-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation supporting maritime security, theater security cooperation and Operations Inherent Resolve and freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica O. Blackwell)

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Super Hornet Catapult Launch

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released

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It’s Not All Glamorous Work

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) Airman Austin Baird, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, carries aircraft tie down chains on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) Airman Austin Baird, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, carries aircraft tie down chains on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) Airman Austin Baird, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, carries aircraft tie down chains on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released)

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Growler Landing on USS Roosevelt

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

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USS Roosevelt From Above

STRAIT OF MALACCA (April 1, 2018) Chief Petty Officers from Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9; Carrier Air Wing 17; Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23; an USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) stand in formation on the flight deck for a photo honoring the 125th birthday of the Navy Chief Petty Officer rate. On April 1, 1893, General Order 409 established the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)

STRAIT OF MALACCA (April 1, 2018) Chief Petty Officers from Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9; Carrier Air Wing 17; Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23; an USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) stand in formation on the flight deck for a photo honoring the 125th birthday of the Navy Chief Petty Officer rate. On April 1, 1893, General Order 409 established the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)

STRAIT OF MALACCA (April 1, 2018) Chief Petty Officers from Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9; Carrier Air Wing 17; Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23; an USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) stand in formation on the flight deck for a photo honoring the 125th birthday of the Navy Chief Petty Officer rate. On April 1, 1893, General Order 409 established the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)

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Super Hornet Carrier Landing

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, lands on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, lands on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, lands on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)

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USS Roosevelt St. Paddy’s Day 5K

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) Sailors and Marines run on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a St. Patrick’s Day 5K. Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) Sailors and Marines run on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a St. Patrick’s Day 5K. Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) Sailors and Marines run on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a St. Patrick’s Day 5K. Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)

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Super Hornet On The Deck

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 4, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, touches down on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Spencer Roberts/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 4, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, touches down on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Spencer Roberts/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 4, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, touches down on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Spencer Roberts/Released)

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Super Hornet Steam

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 20, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 94, waits to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Foley/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 20, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 94, waits to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Foley/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 20, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 94, waits to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Foley/Released)

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Nimitz, Roosevelt & Reagan

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2017) Three F/A-18E Super Hornets, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 115, fly in formation over the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups and ships from the Republic of Korea Navy as they transit the Western Pacific. The strike groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2017) Three F/A-18E Super Hornets, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 115, fly in formation over the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups and ships from the Republic of Korea Navy as they transit the Western Pacific. The strike groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN — Three F/A-18E Super Hornets, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 115, fly in formation over the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups and ships from the Republic of Korea Navy as they transit the Western Pacific. The strike groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)

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Three Nimitz Carriers in the Pacific

WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 12, 2017) The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transit the Western Pacific. The carrier strike groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Aaron B. Hicks/Released)

WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 12, 2017) The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transit the Western Pacific. The carrier strike groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Aaron B. Hicks/Released)

WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 12, 2017) The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transit the Western Pacific. The carrier strike groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Aaron B. Hicks/Released)

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Marines F-18 Catapult

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2017) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Checkerboards" of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with its carrier strike group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group's mission readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2017) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Checkerboards" of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with its carrier strike group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group's mission readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2017) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with its carrier strike group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group’s mission readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)