Aircraft carriers can move about 35 miles per hour. Enterprise Class and Nimitz Class carriers are 1,040 feet long and 252 feet wide. They can hold about 80 aircraft.Continue Reading
The Nimitz Class carriers, propelled by nuclear power, are the world's largest warships. The 10 Nimitz Class carriers include USS Nimitz, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan. The USS Enterprise was the first nuclear-propelled carrier.
The USS Gerald R. Ford is expected for delivery in 2015. It is the first in the new Ford Class carrier and is powered by two nuclear reactors. It is 1,090 feet long and 256 feet wide.Learn more about Airplanes & Helicopters
The Grumman F4F Wildcat was a fighter aircraft designed to be launched from an aircraft carrier. It was primarily used by British and American forces during World War II.Full Answer >
As with any large airliner, the seating layout can differ based on the variant of the aircraft and the carrier operating the aircraft. It is generally separated in to first, business and economy classes.Full Answer >
Tipping the scales at a total displacement of 102,000 tons, the Nimitz class aircraft carrier is the largest warship in the United States Naval arsenal. Though it has been the backbone of the U.S. Naval fleet since WWII, the Nimitz class will shortly be followed by a new class of aircraft carrier.Full Answer >
Since there are no fixed airways, air traffic controllers determine airplane flight routes by using charts that separate aircraft by five miles laterally and 1,000 to 2,000 feet vertically. Control centers publish and update these charts every four weeks to coincide with the Aeronautical Information and Regulation Control cycle.Full Answer >