What you're looking at is the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan covered in the vehicles of Navy Sailors heading to Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Washington. At a cost of about $4.5 billion this is probably the world's most expensive parking lot.
It was only a few years after the Wright Brothers that inventors contemplated whether airplanes could be launched from a ship. Today, on the 100th anniversary, here's the story of the man who did it first. — Ed.
Launched in May of 1977, the HMS Invincible was once the pride of the British Royal Navy's light aircraft carrier group, even seeing action in the Falklands war. Decommissioned in 2005, she's now for sale. Buy it now! [eDisposals]