My biggest rush (short of the time we were cat shot at night on the down roll. Radar altimeter read 5 feet, and swells during preflight were listed at 18-20ft.) was standing behind one of the bow-cat JBDs with a Tomcat spooled up on afterburner.
Holy Shit FlyNavy 1. How low is to LOW! Lucky you were not shot like a submarine. Was in a debriefing when a Col talked about skipping off the desert sand. Flew it back. Sorry no names or location can I give.