That's some big bitch huh?  When at sea it carries 6000 people and 96 planes! I worked in the calibration lab and it was located way up front... between the anchor and where the boat first bubbles out just one flight below the flight deck. We used to watch the fight ops on the 9th level of the island. Thats the structure with the :68" on it's side... it was just too awesome. The heat... the smell of the jet fuel (JP5)... and the tremndouse noise... so fucking powerful!