This enchanting long-exposure night shot shows a Rafale M multirole fighter aircraft during take off from the flight deck of Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the flagship of the French Navy. Read more >
Spectacular scenes like this, viewed from the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, make me want to sign up for the forces. The aircraft carrier transits the Persian Gulf, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the military intervention against ISIL. [John Philip Wagner, Jr./U.S. Navy/DoD]
The Royal Navy has published a 360-degree view of their newest aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is still under construction (hence the lack of Merlin helicopters and F-35B bombers and abundance of scaffolding). Read more >
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 a comparatively tiny tugboat – destined for demolition.