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Carrier

Experience the Fleet Air Arm like never before on our new for 2022 state-of-the-art Aircraft Carrier Experience - landing 27 July 2022.

Be transported onto the flight deck of a working Aircraft Carrier and see naval aircraft in their natural home, the aircraft carrier.

Discover the evolution of Aircraft Carriers from the dawn of naval air warfare to the everchanging modern world and the hurdles needed to overcome.

You will witness the dangers of aircraft taking off and landing on a moving runway at sea, how crews overcome these challenges and how the highly skilled men and women of an aircraft carrier operate a city at sea.

Our ‘Airfield at Sea’ defines the aircraft carrier in terms of Place - it can go anywhere in the world and so can its aircraft.  

The flight deck charts the Progress the development of the Aircraft Carrier through multiple era’s - specifically resolving the dangers of take-off and landing on a moving runway at sea.  

We explore its Purpose - the ever-changing aims and objectives for an aircraft carrier - the various challenges it is required to complete and capabilities it needs to perform them.  

The functions of an aircraft carrier truly depend upon its People - despite advanced technology, it’s a team of highly skilled men and women that operate this city at sea.  

See the new Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers and find out their role at the centre of a Strike Force and the vital importance of a fit for purpose Royal Navy Carrier. The new Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers are a real display of power for the world today and into the future. 

 

 


 


Other exhibits in this hall

  • Supermarine Seafire F17 (SX137) Supermarine Seafire F17 (SX137)
  • Blackburn Buccaneer S1 Blackburn Buccaneer S1
  • Westland Wessex HU5 Westland Wessex HU5
  • McDonnell Phantom FG1 McDonnell Phantom FG1
  • de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2
  • Vickers Supermarine Attacker F1 Vickers Supermarine Attacker F1
  • Westland Wyvern TF1 Westland Wyvern TF1
  • Sea Harrier FA2 (XZ499) Sea Harrier FA2 (XZ499)
  • Sopwith Pup (replica) (N6452) Sopwith Pup (replica) (N6452)

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