USS John F. Kennedy

After USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier collided with USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser in the Mediterranean Sea, the JFK was nicknamed “The Can Opener”

After USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier collided with USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser in the Mediterranean Sea, the JFK was nicknamed “The Can Opener”

JFK collides with USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser John F. Kennedy (CV-67) was laid down on 22 October 1964 at… Read More

3 weeks ago

Ford Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy to Deliver to the US Navy one year later

According to Fiscal Year 2024 budget, John F. Kennedy’s (CVN-79), the next Ford-class aircraft carrier, will now deliver to the… Read More

1 year ago

The F-14 Tomcat posed such a serious threat to the Soviets that they once tried to fish one that fell off the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy

The Soviets tried to go fishing for an F-14 that fell off the USS John F. Kennedy in 1976 - after the… Read More

3 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

3 years ago

Tomcat 4-Qaddafi 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Libyan MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989

After returning to the carrier, both the F-14s received single FLOGGER 'kill' markings above the nose MODEX, although these were… Read More

3 years ago

That time a US Navy helicopter released three greased pigs on USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier flight deck

‘The fighter jet jocks got with us and came up with this slant, on an age-old tradition, of releasing a… Read More

3 years ago

[Updated] Did you know that the last A-7 to make a barricade landing was buried at sea and strafed by other US Navy jets because it refused to sink?

Ordinarily, the aircraft would have been repaired, but as this was its last cruise A-7 BuNo 157478 was struck below… Read More

3 years ago

[Updated] This US Navy F-14A Tomcat was damaged over Beirut in 1983 (but not by Syrian AAA or SAMs)

The interesting photo in this post features a damaged F-14A Tomcat from VF-11 (modex AE103) embarked aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67),… Read More

4 years ago

Famed Naval Aviator Vincent “Jell-O” Aiello tells the story of one of the final U.S. Air Strikes of the 20th Century

Join Vincent “Jell-O” Aiello as he re-lives an air strike in the Iraqi no-fly zone at the turn of the… Read More

4 years ago

Tomcat 4-Qaddafi 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Libyan MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989

After returning to the carrier, both the F-14s received single FLOGGER 'kill' markings above the nose MODEX, although these were… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering the Ill-Fated 1983 U.S. Strike on Lebanon

The A-6 crew ejected, and Lt Mark Adam Lange soon succumbed to injuries suffered in the process of leaving the… Read More

5 years ago

This A-7 Corsair made an emergency barricade landing with live ordnance aboard USS John F. Kennedy

When the A-7 was launched from the catapult an incorrect weight estimation caused the aircraft to outrun the shuttle. The… Read More

6 years ago

Last Time Baby! Cool video features VF-103 Jolly Rogers last deployment flying the F-14 Tomcat

VF-103 Jolly Rogers made it’s last deployment flying the F-14B Tomcat in 2004 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy, conducting missions… Read More

6 years ago