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All hands on deck

Crew members in Flight Deck Control alter the Ouija board

Boeing

Crew members in Flight Deck Control alter the Ouija board, a waist-high replica of the flight deck at 1/16 scale, showing the status of the deck in real time.

In December a group of Boeing employees visited the USS George H.W. Bush at sea to get a feel for what life is like aboard an aircraft carrier, and to see F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets in action and meet the sailors who fly and maintain them. The ship’s crew of 5,000 worked together seamlessly to keep the ship operating around the clock.

Capt. Dan Cheever, Commander Carrier Air Wing 8, said communication and teamwork is essential. “It’s much like a football team or any other team. You have to work together, you have to communicate and you have to have mutual respect and demand the performance out of your team.”

Watch the video to hear more from the crew about teamwork and life aboard.