SAN DIEGO: Yesterday, the F-35C made its first catapult takeoffs from the USS Nimitz. The video and photo have just been made available. No word on whether election shenanigans were involvedâ€¦ F-35C’s First Catapult Launches From USS Nimitz « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary A few more pics and videos at the link.. Enjaaaay!!!!