I was stationed aboard the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) for 3 years. This is definitely a sea trail test probably done after a yard refit
period. No planes on board is a giveaway, plus the fact a helo was up taking pictures. I had a standard office rolling chair at my desk and played pinball around my office during these kinds of maneuvers. Always amusing, but many in the crew would worry the boat would just continue to roll over...
Speed trial tests were also crazy. Imagine 100,000 tons vibrating so hard you'd think the all the rivets were about to pop. Then throw it in reverse.
The ship and crew would be at general quarters for these extreme tests.
Routinely for launching aircraft the ship would get to 30ish kts into a 20 kts headwind. Gave the planes 50+ kts of velocity before their wheels starting turning. A loaded plane couldn't take off if there wasn't a significant wind
speed over the deck
for starters. Made it really hard to walk across the slippery pitching deck. That's why you often see pictures of guys holding onto padeyes on the flight deck.