Air Power at Sea - A Century of US Naval Aviation 1911-2011
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Naval Aviation's development is a story of incredible innovation, daring and foresight. Starting with Eugene Ely's first launch from USS BIRMINGHAM off Willoughby Spit in 1910, and the 1922 commissioning of USS LANGLEY, the Navy's first aircraft carrier, through years of war and peace, to the current conflicts and daily operations worldwide, Naval Aviation has evolved into a centerpiece of our Navy's capability that is both relevant and in high demand. On any given day, around the world, carriers, air wings, aircraft and aircrew are conducting critical missions across the full spectrum of operations.