aircraft carrier

US Navy E-2 NFO explains why the Hawkeye is the first aircraft to be launched from aircraft carriers (Not because it’s the long-range eyes of the carrier group)

US Navy E-2 NFO explains why the Hawkeye is the first aircraft to be launched from aircraft carriers (Not because it’s the long-range eyes of the carrier group)

The Handler and his minions hate having the E-2 moving around the flight deck. The E-2 Hawkeye is the Navy's… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy F-4 pilot tells the story of when his skipper flew straight for China after his compass precessed during a MIGCAP mission over North Vietnam

‘My flight lead was not heading back to our aircraft carrier. In fact he was heading in the very opposite… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s what an aircraft carrier fantail opening is used for

The aircraft carrier fantail opening serves several functions. Fantails “are small insectivorous birds of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Indian… Read More

2 years ago

Impressive video shows three 40,000-pound underwater blasts released closer to USS Gerald R. Ford during the carrier Full Ship Shock Trials

On Aug. 8, 2021, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) carrier successfully conducted a third explosive event off the coast… Read More

3 years ago

First USMC F-35C Lightning II squadron ready to deploy aboard US Navy Aircraft Carriers

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 has reached a new milestone in Marine Corps history as they declare their full… Read More

3 years ago

From bolter to hook skip: former US Navy A-7 pilot explains why naval aviators advanced throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier

‘Upon contact with the flight deck, the throttle is advanced to full power. Prior to that, the pilot modulates throttle… Read More

3 years ago

Did you know that USS Franklin D. Roosevelt holds the record for the largest number of planes ever embarked on an aircraft carrier?

The USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, F.D.R or ‘Rosie’ as she was affectionately known, was a Midway class carrier, the next… Read More

3 years ago

Meet UMK Varan, Russia’s Latest aircraft carrier concept featuring a high degree of automation and robotic systems

Currently Russia fields just one aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov. The “UMK Varan” is the latest Russian aircraft carrier concept… Read More

3 years ago

Former US Navy Submariner explains why K-314 Captain was at fault when his submarine rammed USS Kitty Hawk

‘I can see a scenario where a Soviet captain, during the height of the Cold War, would want to surface… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why it Took four Weeks to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk

On Apr. 19, 2005, USS America left Philadelphia under tow on its final mission. The America was towed off the… Read More

4 years ago

[Updated] That time a USAF B-52 Strategic Bomber did a fly-by below the flight deck of USS Ranger Aircraft Carrier

B-52 Pilot: “Ranger, we’re 5 miles out.”USS Ranger: “We do not have visual...”B-52 Pilot: “Look down” Taken in the spring of 1990 in… Read More

4 years ago

US Navy Recalls Adm. Santa Claus to Active Duty

A reservist, with 1,742 years of service, Adm. Santa Claus specializes in vertical delivery of high-value items. The Department of… Read More

4 years ago

Huge Fire breaks out on Russia’s only Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. Two People Missing.

Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov caught fire during repairs while docked at the Barents Sea port of Murmansk. Fuel is reportedly… Read More

4 years ago

Say It With Sailors! The Tradition of the Aircraft Carrier Deck Spell-Out

There is an old marketing slogan used by florists worldwide that has been in use for years: “Say it with… Read More

4 years ago

USS Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier First Deployment could Slip to 2024

The developmental delays in the new technologies that are included aboard the first-in-class nuclear aircraft carrier have continued to slip… Read More

4 years ago