FWIW IMHO what you see is a NON burner [OR not in full burner] catapult. We just see the flame cans in non (or part) burner at about the point of this screenshot as the round rear of the engine exhausts becomes visible to our viewpoint. The burner is not being lit during the launch - it has been lit since beginning at whatever level it is (or not lit). The burner can be lit at any time though but not in this catapult. To me it is a non issue anyway. There is flexibility about it with perhaps an emphasis on using the burner for safety reasons as the APPROACH article explains earlier. Maybe for CarQuals with a light fuel load for successive arrests and landings a burner catapult is overkill. Otherwise at ordinary launch weight the burner is useful or required. There are many variables about this issue it would appear.
GOOD STUFF HERE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_US_Navy_carrier_air_operations
ALL ABOUT JPALS here: http://acast.grc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/icns/2002/09/Session_D2-4_Wallace.pdf
FROM CV NATOPS: "126.96.36.199 Aircraft in Company. An aircraft with navigation and/or communication equipment inoperative in the company of an escort aircraft with navigation and communication equipment in working order will be handled as a single aircraft in the recovery procedure.
The escort aircraft becomes the flight leader and will visually communicate with the distressed aircraft in accordance with standard aircraft NATOPS procedures.
The distressed aircraft will assume a position on the starboard wing of the lead aircraft. Transition to landing
configuration should be made clear of clouds either above or below the overcast as desired. The controller
shall be advised when this transition does/will occur.
When the lead aircraft has the OLS in sight, he will visually communicate a lead change and break off to the left.
The distressed aircraft will continue a visual approach to landing. The escort aircraft will parallel the final
bearing course and maintain a position so as to be easily acquired and be rejoined by the distressed aircraft in the event of a bolter or waveoff. Unless otherwise directed, the escort aircraft will repeat the above procedures until the distressed aircraft is recovered and then continue normal procedures for his own recovery.
If the address of the escorted aircraft is inserted in the PALS, the escorted aircraft will receive needle information. However, the SPN-42/SPN-46 radar may be locked onto the lead aircraft. When the lead aircraft
breaks away on OLS acquisition, this may give the escorted aircraft an erroneous “fly down, fly right” presentation on the needles.
The displayed error may become progressively larger as both aircraft close on the ship regardless of the approach actually being flown by the escorted aircraft. In order to reduce the potential for this to occur the PALS final controller should instruct lead aircraft “beacon off,” wingman “beacon on” and then select “beacon lock only” on the SPN-42/SPN-46 console."
"11. PALS radar beacon-equipped aircraft parked or taxiing aft of the island shall have the beacon switch in off or standby position during recovery operations. Aircraft preparing for launch shall delay PALS beacon self-test until forward of the island or airborne."
ABOVE From CV NATOPS: http://www.skyhawk.org/specials/cv-natops-21oct99.pdf
LSO NATOPS manual: http://www.navyair.com/LSO_NATOPS_Manual.pdf
CCB? Dunno. Configuration Control Board is one possibility. [If you can give a sentence or two for context of the use of CCB that may help to find the meaning of it online.]