The C-130 Hercules was designed with neither arrestor hook or steam catapult capabilities. But in 1963 the two test pilots, who had never flown an aircraft with 4 engines, successfully completed 21 unarrested takeoffs and landings.

The test were highly successful, but considered too risky for routine carrier operations. Instead, the C-2 Greyhound was developed as a dedicated carrier onboard delivery aircraft. The pilot was later awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation and the airplane in the video is now on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.