U.S. Aircraft Carrier – Ready To Launch Air Strikes


The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) conducts flight deck operations in the Persian Gulf. Filmed on June 17, 2014.

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) is the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. It is 1,092 feet in length (longer than 3 football fields), displaces 102,000 tons, and is powered by 2 Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors. The Bush has a top speed in excess of 30 knots (56 km/h or 35 mph), and carries 90 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

Film Credits: PO3 Ryan Seelbach