Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Norland Obillo and Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class David Carbajal install a fuel line in the engine of an F/A-18F Super Hornet.
PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 18, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Norland Obillo and Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class David Carbajal install a fuel line in the engine of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation of a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil) File# 090518-N-3946H-044
Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.