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  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors scrub after testing the aqueous film forming foam system on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is completing a docking planned incremental availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman […]

  • 13 November 2014

    Taking an unusual shower aboard an aircraft carrier sometimes seems to be just a part of the job in the US Navy. This is exactly what happened when Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Travis Beach, from Redway, Calif., and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Anthony Jones, from Oakland, Calif., unclogged flight deck sprinklers during an […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Marine-aviation optimized amphibious assault ship USS America departed its homeport of San Diego for flight deck recertifications on May 16. This was done to prepare the ship for its future role as part of Amphibious Squadron 3 and Expeditionary Strike Group 3. Just short of 36 hours after going to sea, the flight […]

  • 25 November 2013

    PHILIPPINE SEA -Ticonderoga guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) flight deck crew have been operating non-stop during daylight hours in support of Operation Damayan. Damayan, which translates to “to help those in need” in Tagalog, has been the Cowpens’ focus in the aftermath of super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The flight deck crew has contributed to Operation […]

  • 21 January 2014

    U.S. and French aircraft embarked on the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) kicked off combined flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 14, the US Navy informed yesterday.   Even though different in size and the ways things are […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    The flight deck of the first of the Navy’s new carriers is now finished with the last two sections added to HMS Queen Elizabeth. The sponsons, each weighing roughly the same as a Sandown-class minehunter, were carefully inched into place in Rosyth. The flight deck of the Navy’s future flagship is now complete after two […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, successfully completed flight deck certification, Sept. 14, fulfilling an important milestone of getting the ship and its embarked airwing combat ready. The Red Rippers of Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 11, Knighthawks of VFA 136, Checkmates of VFA 211, Screwtops of Carrier Early Warning Squadron […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) got underway April 28 for the first time since returning from a nine-month deployment in December 2013.   Nimitz set sail for a routine flight deck certification. Completing flight deck certification is essential in preserving the ship’s warfighting capabilities. “We are excited to get back to sea,” said […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed its Flight Deck Carrier (FDC) qualifications during an underway period in the Atlantic Ocean. The certification ensures that Abraham Lincoln’s flight deck as well as the sailors who conduct flight operations is capable of safely launching and recovering aircraft. The last jet landing aboard the Abraham […]

  • 3 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After completing its planned incremental availability (PIA), US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to complete its flight deck certification and other training on September 1. Flight deck certification is a key milestone for the aircraft carrier’s return to operations at sea. “The flight deck certification […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) successfully completed flight deck certification, Jan. 29, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) (Reinforced) 262, Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 6. The Afloat Training Group (ATG) inspected the ship’s fueling capabilities, vertical replenishment, crash and salvage operations, […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 successfully completed flight deck certification Dec. 12 in the Pacific Ocean, after a 16-month Docking Planned Incremental Availability period. Representatives from each CVW9 squadron embarked Stennis Dec. 5 to perform aircraft launch and recovery operations over the course of three […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Norwegian Navy (RNN) has ordered upgraded flight deck simulator systems from the UK-based systems engineering and software company SEA. Norway ordered the upgraded portable DECKsim virtual reality trainer after using the flight deck officer (FDO) simulator DECKsim for five years at its naval training establishment in Bergen. The new man portable solution will allow […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Industry news

    The final section of the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth has been fitted onto the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier. Pictures released by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance on Monday show the ramp section, which will allow jet aircraft to take off from the ship, being lowered into place at the shipyard in Rosyth, Scotland, […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest, digitally-built, aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) now has a complete flight deck after shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries lifted the final bow section into place. The addition of the upper bow section at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is one of the last steel structural units, known as a […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) got underway from Naval Station Norfolk on April 8 for its flight deck certification and for first flight ops since the summer of 2017. The ship recently completed a planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as part of the maintenance phase of the optimized […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Training & Education

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to complete its flight deck certification and other training, Sept 1. Flight deck certification is a key milestone for the aircraft carrier’s return to operations at sea following a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) maintenance period. “The flight deck certification process has been […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    CBG Systems, an Australian based specialist in the marine insulation and lightweight passive fire protection, announced that in addition to its ongoing contracts for the JHSV platform it has now secured a contract for the insulation of the flight deck of the next 7 JHSV vessels (Hulls 633 to 639) with the US Navy. The […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Somerset has operated with a helicopter for the first time in 12 months, after the ship underwent a maintenance period in dock. The re-embarkation of a Merlin aircraft from 829 Naval Air Squadron, based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Cornwall, represents an important milestone in the Type 23 frigates […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The flight-deck of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) has been very busy these days. Honing their skills amid flight-deck operations  at sea on July 13, 2013 were Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and U.S. Navy MH-60s assigned to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 is […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) flight-deck Sailors participated in a simulated emergency aircraft landing during a fast cruise August 22, in Newport News, Va. Theodore Roosevelt’s Air Department Training Team (ADTT) facilitated the flight-deck drill simulating a barricade and crash and salvage response to practice time-critical operational risk management and situational adaptability.  “We’re simulating a […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock LHD Juan Carlos I embarked four MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from a U.S. Marine Corps Squadron during the international NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015. This deployment represents a milestone because it is the first time a USMC Air Squadron becomes a fully operational Air Unit on board a non-US Navy warship. […]

  • 11 June 2012
    Training & Education

    After sailing from Reykjavik and en-route to Hamburg, HMS St Albans and her ship’s company mustered on the flight deck in an EIIR formation in order to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. The pictures and video, taken by LA (Phot) Abbie Herron, from the Merlin were used during the Queen’s Diamond […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research has developed a virtual trainer that will allow aircraft carrier flight deck crews to prepare for the job without having to be on an actual carrier at sea. The new technology is called Flight Deck Crew Refresher Training Expansion Packs (TEPs) and is an expandable framework of game-based […]

  • 14 February 2014

    In anticipation of the long-awaited arrival home to their loved ones, the crew of HMS Daring, a Type 45 destroyer of the Royal Navy, sent a special Valentine Day’s message from their flight deck.   The destroyer is on her way home from a global mission that lasted nine months and is expected to return […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday, April 15 that the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is complete following the addition of the ship’s upper bow section on April 9 at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). The upper bow extends the overall length of the carrier to its full size, which is 1,106 […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first aircraft carrier capable of accommodating fifth-generation F-35C fighter aircraft, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), departed Naval Station Norfolk to conduct carrier qualifications (CQ) and flight deck certification (FDC) on June 1. The evolutions mark major milestones for Abraham Lincoln’s transition from the shipyard to a fully capable warship. FDC consists […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    A flight deck crash and salvage team from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) completed refresher training at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) April 20. During their week at the training center, team members received hands-on training in fighting flight deck fires, proper crash and salvage procedures, and safely lifting and moving […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) were selected to participate in a four-month evaluation of the new design for flight deck working uniform shirts, or “jerseys,” in an effort to meet the long term needs of personnel who work on and around the flight deck. The new jersey is […]