USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

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

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

EMALS, AAG complete 8,000 aircraft recoveries, launches on USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier

351 Naval aviators were qualified using EMALS and AAG throughout 2020 and 2021. Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) and Electromagnetic Aircraft… Read More

3 years ago

“USS Ford EMALS failed after 181 launches. It was required to work for 4,166 launches before failure,” Pentagon tester says

The AAG was working for an average of 48 traps before failing. According to Alert 5, the Pentagon’s Director, Operational… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy’s First Black Female Tactical Air Pilot will be flying the EA-18G Growler

Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle will report to the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 at NAS Whidbey Island… Read More

4 years ago

These photos of USS Gerald R. Ford and USS Harry S. Truman operating together highlight the differences between a Ford-class and a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

Ford is underway conducting integrated air wing operations, and the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group remains at sea in… Read More

4 years ago

USS Gerald R. Ford completes 1000th Aircraft Arrestment, 1000th Launch, gets Flight Deck Certification

USS Gerald R. Ford will be the only carrier regularly available to provide carrier qualifications to pilots who require them… 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

USS Gerald R. Ford AAG cleared to recover all “props and jets”

The latest Aircraft Recovery Bulletin by the U.S. Navy enables propeller aircraft: C-2A Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye,… Read More

5 years ago

USS Gerald Ford delivery delayed to October due to Extensive Nuclear Propulsion, Weapons Elevator Repairs

USS Gerald Ford elevators have suffered reliability issues due largely to software problems. To date, only two of the elevators… Read More

5 years ago

As Chinese Admiral says his Country should sink two American Aircraft Carriers, the U.S. Navy is ready to sign dual-Gerald R. Ford-class carrier Contract

The 2-carrier contract would be a very bad news for China: the Gerald R. Ford-class in fact is designed to… Read More

5 years ago

Chinese Admiral says disputes over South China Sea could be resolved by sinking two U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers

Rear Admiral Lou Yuan said the loss of one aircraft carrier would cost the U.S. the lives of 5000 service… Read More

5 years ago

3D Virtual Training for U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Crews

“Having a simulator that allows us to tie the full flight deck team with all the key decision-makers, supervisors, catapult… Read More

5 years ago

C-2, E-2 completed Advanced Arresting Gear performance testing

The testing supports the Navy’s development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin, which is a prerequisite for arresting propeller aircraft… Read More

5 years ago

USS GERALD R. FORD CARRIER LAUNCHES AND RECOVERS ITS FIRST AIRCRAFT

VX-23 F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Struck caught the number two arresting wire of Ford's advanced arresting… Read More

7 years ago

TAKE A LOOK AT THE AIR ASSETS THAT SUPPORTED PRESIDENT TRUMP VISIT TO USS GERALD R. FORD AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Arriving aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Marine One was escorted by U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft… Read More

7 years ago