PortandTerminal.com, November 1, 2019
NORFOLK, VA – #BADASS. The U.S. Navy next-generation aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), returned to sea for this week for a series of sea trials prior to returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.
The sea trials took place off the U.S. east coast after the aircraft carrier completed a 15-month pier-side maintenance period, known as a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA), at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS). The $13 billion aircraft carrier also had to undergo repairs to its elevator systems and issues with its nuclear propulsion system arising in early 2018.
No matter. The other day was trial time and the USS Gerald R. Ford and its crew made us proud. Take a look.
Here are a few social media reactions from American military fans like us to the video of the USS Gerald R. Ford showing its moves (and hauling ass!):
Nothing like drifting an aircraft carrier!
The guys driving the ship… turned it into a massive speedboat flippin’ rings on the sea. That has to be fun for at least one person on the test crew.
Wishing the Navy and US success with this class of carriers. I know you got some hurdles to get over yet. Good luck and God bless
I was at the helm on the USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 when we got to do this. Fun times.
U.S. Navy is master of the seas!
A special shout out to the crew of the USS Gerald R. Ford from all of us at PortandTerminal.com. Looking awesome! Integrity at the Helm.
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