Flattops may be the Swiss Army Knives of the fleet.
Two clips uploaded to the Navy’s YouTube channel show how the ships can be used. Via time-lapse video, one clip shows the bulk of the preparations for the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on the carrier Carl Vinson. Pretty nifty stuff.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGgK-9IbIJ4[/youtube]
The second shows a day of flight deck operations on the carrier John C. Stennis compressed into a little over a minute of footage. There’s no mention about when the footage was shot, but by the time it hit the web, the ship was in the Arabian Sea.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8i2Hy9rBFw[/youtube]