Here’s another question from a fan of Aircraft Carriers on Facebook: For those not working on flight operations, such as engineers, how long do you go without seeing daylight? The answer: It depends who you ask.
I spoke with a young sailor who worked below deck in engineering. He said he makes a point every day to go up to the hangar deck to see sunlight and get fresh air. The laundry supervisor, however, told me that sometimes days go by without her seeing the sun. Work is hard, and time not working is a luxury often spent sleeping.
Here’s a photo of the ocean (and daylight) I took from the hangar deck:
And another taken the same week by the U.S. Navy:
(June 18, 2012) Sailors exercise in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kasey Krall/Released)