Watch a US Navy aircraft carrier launch all its F-18s

You’re only a couple feet away from F-18 Hornets launching from an aircraft carrier. You hear the power of the fighter jets, feel the closeness of these flying killing machines and see the impossibility of their take off. The fighter jet starts moving and get up in the air in such a short distance that it’s always… » 6/03/15 7:10pm 6/03/15 7:10pm

The perfection of jet takeoffs from aircraft carriers in one photo

Fighter jets and aircraft carriers and fighter jets taking off of aircraft carriers are some of our favorite things in the world for so many reasons. One of them is just how perfect each launch has to be. Just look at how the wheels of the jet reach the end of the aircraft carrier as the fighter jet achieves lift off. » 3/18/15 5:51pm 3/18/15 5:51pm

This Nuclear Carrier Is Leaving the Atomic Winter Behind

Somehow this photo of the fourth nuclear-powered aircraft carrier of the United States makes us feel like this cruel winter will never end. USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment on March 11, 2015, and left the frozen Eastern Coast for warmer seas. [Mass Communication… » 3/11/15 3:09pm 3/11/15 3:09pm

Cool video shows fighter jet takeoff from a completely new perspective

Here's awesome footage from underneath a MiG-29 showing the fighter jet taking off from an aircraft carrier. The view is insane, you see the jets fire up and watch the world turn blurry as the MiG launches itself into the air. There's a surprising, almost sort of peaceful awesomeness when it starts flying and leaves… » 3/10/15 12:45pm 3/10/15 12:45pm

These videos of airplanes launching from aircraft carriers are badass

Once again, the French Navy shows they make the best airplane videos there are. This one shows the flight deck operations onboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles DeGaulle. Although I would have preferred no soundtrack, it helps that, instead of using dubstep, they slapped in AC/DC's Thunderstruck. » 1/07/15 7:49pm 1/07/15 7:49pm

NASA Captured the Lonely Last Journey of an Aircraft Carrier

This is the loneliest funeral march I've ever seen. This photo from November 5th was taken during a NASA mission called Operation IceBridge, the goal of which is to survey polar ice. But it also captured the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64), a Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier being towed by comparatively tiny… » 11/10/14 4:08pm 11/10/14 4:08pm

This is how they remove crashed airplanes off an aircraft carrier deck

A cool photo of a crash crane lifting a damaged Harrier jet off the deck of the US Navy's amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. The crash and salvage team regularly practice this kind of operations in case of an airplane crash. That crane is surprisingly huge—just look at the guy in the cabin and the airplane itself. » 7/29/14 9:05pm 7/29/14 9:05pm

US Navy's new carrier kind of looks like a Star Destroyer from the back

We have seen a lot of its bow, but check out this unique view of the stern of the USS Gerald Ford—the first unit of America's new aircraft carrier class. It's surprising to see the new location of the island and how wide the stern is. Oh, and it kind of looks kind of Star Destroyerish from this angle. » 11/19/13 8:46pm 11/19/13 8:46pm

This Is Why the US Navy Is the Most Formidable Naval Force In the World

Here's a rare sight: four out of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers—the largest warships ever built—plus an Enterprise-class carrier docked together. They are resting at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, which coincidentally is the largest naval base in the world. Look at all that engineering and firepower. And… » 1/04/13 1:20pm 1/04/13 1:20pm