I'm Flying Jack!: Video Of An Aircraft Carrier Hauling Ass, Making Sharp Turns

January 17, 2018


This is a three minute video of an aircraft carrier cruising around at high speed and making some impressively sharp turns while demonstrating its evasive action maneuvers. Who knew aircraft carriers were so agile? I didn't, whenever I'd recreate sea battles during bath time I'd always have the aircraft carriers just sit there. Obviously, we're going to have to rectify that pronto. "I'm not taking a bath with you." Well will you at least sit on the toilet and watch me? "Absolutely not." Come on -- I'll give us both Abraham Lincoln bubble bath beards! "Tempting." Really?! "No." You make my heart hurt.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Luc, who agrees the key to hitting a quickly moving target is enabling bullet time in the gameplay options.


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  • Jenness

    One day they'll make these into huge floating cities and all you won't be laughing when we escape the Waterworld-style bad guys on their mad-max jetskis anymore!!

  • GeneralDisorder

    They basically are floating cities that just happened to be populated by people who are paid to live there.

  • Jenness

    Yeah, but no. In my version they build whimsical homes with yards and neighborhood /commercial zones on top so it "looks" like a small town the broke off the coast into the ocean. I just drew this concept picture for you (don't judge me, my cable is out & trying to rest to stave off a cold/flu) https://gyazo.com/02a1d5752...

  • GeneralDisorder

    If you shove all those pesky planes off the carrier you could totally start building homes on it.

  • Jenness

    Let's do it!!! I'll give you space in the castle

  • TheQiwiMan

    In a world where technological advancement now allows you to shoot missiles, including nukes, anywhere on the entire globe in mere hours (at most), let's continue to spend a crap-ton of money building and maintaining a bunch of huge sinkable skyscraper-sized boats.

    Aircraft carriers are the most obvious example that our "Defense" spending is nothing more than "Security Theater" and "Corporate Welfare".

  • Munihausen

    While their costs, like everything associated with federal spending, are wildly and unnecessarily inflated, Carriers are effectively-sovereign U.S. territory from which resources can be deployed and are offensive crown jewels, short perhaps of our Ohio class subs perpetually patrolling the depths, ready to end the world with their Tridents.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Dude I worked with the Armed Forces, even the Top Brass recognize that aircraft carriers have been outdated war tech since the '60s. They started as a necessity for short-range aircraft, but today are nothing but a money-sink and a nice juicy target for militarily weaker opponents who'd love nothing more than to deal a huge blow to American morale and the veneer of military invincibility.

    Handful of well-equipped subs (which are both incredibly lethal as well as near impossible to locate/track) is all we'd need for effective "National Defense".

    We're still making (obsolete) tanks for the same reason: those sweet sweet government contracts given to war-tech corporations, (and the useless make-work jobs they provide) even though literally every senior Army Official for the past FOUR DECADES have been telling Congress to stop wasting our money on them.

    But yeah, cool videos like this are worth the billions we're wasting, right? OORAH!

  • member57

    I propose you don't know jack about carriers. Carriers are instrumental in projecting power. They are not soft targets, it would be a monumental task by any nation to sink a carrier. Remotely launching missles type of warfare/ diplomacy is not at the level you claim it to be, you are clueless.

  • TheQiwiMan
  • Wilf Smith

    Whilst you're right about carriers being big fat targets in a pitched war between two conventional well equipped, well resourced navies - a clash of the titans - most engagements these days are asymmetric, either because one side is woefully equipped or doesn't deal in conventional forces or the political consequences of a full on large conventional navy vs navy are out of the question. In such cases, carriers are very worthwhile, able to efficiently project power across the globe.
    I think if you're imagining a scenario where a properly equipped navy goes at another properly equipped navy - and therefore carriers are dubious, the least of your worries is what happens to the carriers - I suspect the most worrying thing would be, holy cow, WWIII has arrived, and when do the nukes start dropping.
    After all, if its not a nuke, why build anything ? Sub launched nukes can kill everything silently and without warning.
    Because few - if any touch wood - conflicts escalate to that level.
    Carriers definitely have a place in modern navies, if you're interested in being a global super power able to leverage power and influence, as opposed to just quivering your finger over a button.

    Or to put it another way. The capability of enemies such as ISIS or any third rate power to do arse all against a carrier, and their capability to stay in theatre to provide power projection makes them very useful. And not a little intimidating for the war of words.

  • Munihausen

    I worked for war-tech corporations, actually, alongside DoD and Armed Forces personnel, and can tell you that the equipment is very much built on-demand. I will only propose that the views you cite - of those "Top Brass" whose capricious programmatic decision-making is much of the reason why DoD contracts are so expensive - are not omnipresent throughout the military.

  • Steven Rodriguez

    I wonder how much fuel it is burning every second doing these maneuvers.

  • Bling Nye

    "As a result of the use of nuclear power, the ships are capable of operating continuously for over 20 years without refueling and are predicted to have a service life of over 50 years." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

  • The_Wretched

    It's still a ton of energy to move a hotel the size of New Jersey along at some number of knots.

  • Bling Nye

    Oh, no doubt at all. It's just nuclear, not diesel.

  • Irina Abramovich



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  • Doog

    You need serious help. I'm sure there's a real person in your life (real as in not one of your imaginary ones) that you can talk to and would be willing to help you in this time of need. If not, find a group of some kind. I don't know of any groups that focus on people like you specifically, but they have to be out there.

  • Just block him/it. All I see is "user is blocked" on all his posts now.

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