As a follow up to the video I posted yesterday, here's a similar video showing operations aboard France's only carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, flagship of the French Navy. It shows an interesting mix of Rafale and Super Etendard fighters, along with the Advanced Hawkeye. It looks like, for the most part, our French comrades have taken our flight deck operations and copied them just about move for move. It's also interesting to note the catapult sling used on the Super Etendard. Lacking the forward landing gear that hooks into the catapult, the Super Etendard is hooked in using a steel sling cable that attaches under the wing roots. After launch, the sling just goes into the drink, and they use a new one for the next plane. I could use a little more jet noise and a little less AC/DC, though. But otherwise it's a good video.