USE YOUR MOUSE TO CHANGE THE VIEW IN THE VIDEO BELOW
Interesting to observe if you move the view down to the pilot's lap... The pilot brings the trust up to take off power with his left hand and the aircraft sits there on the brakes. Then he takes his right hand off the stick and holds a handle on the right. When the catapult sends him off the deck of the carrier he doesn't move his hand back onto the stick until he is actually airborne!