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On 24 Mar 2001, we had the fantastic opportunity to visit the USS Kittyhawk when it was berthed in Singapore. Dr. Nicky (doh...can't remember her last name), who was serving on the aircraft carrier, and just so happened to be her last day with it, gave us a grand tour of the huge ship. We (Janet, Jared, Justin, and I - Jordon had a birthday party to attend) went with Ping and Sam, Kao Chek (aka Uncle Donald), and Jared's friend Beni.
Here's a panoramic shot of the USS Kittyhawk....stitched together....that's how big it is !
Here's a picture of a battleship that was part of the carrier group.
Going up the ramp, we see the Kittyhawk's shield, and are then inside the hangar. Look at the insides of a fighter's wing - after they fold it up so that they can pack more planes below decks !
Going on the flight deck...this is probably the most awesome. See how they tie down the choppers and the planes especially during choppy weather ? They have these starfish-like cleats all over the flight deck. And see that nose of the plane ? It actually opens up !
Finally, we went below decks and had a look at the cabins, and good a detailed tour of the uncannily thorough medical facilities. They even have a Kittymart and escalators !