This was the final flight on a deployment in the Sea of Japan. During the final flight, people tend to push the boundaries because the deployment is over. Getting close to the exhaust on launch is a kind of right of passage for most troubleshooters since it increases the jet blast. So, the guy in the video decided that he wanted to get closer to the exhaust on an EA-6B prowler during catapult launch. He got a little too close and it threw him about 40 feet. The deck of the carrier is extremely rough and covered with ‘non-skid.’ Its so rough it can wear out the sole of you shoes in about 5 months. He was extremely scraped up, but took it like a champ!
Meanwhile on an Aircraft Carrier
Video by ViralHog