arian wrote:What "90 aircraft" wing did they sail with? What was that 90 made up of? ....

USS George H.W. Bush. (CVN-77) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8

CVW-8 consists of 8 Squadrons

1- VFA-15- Strike Fighter Squadron 15- Valions- (10) F/A-18C Hornet

2- VFA-31- Strike Fighter Squadron 31- Tomcatters- (12) F/A-18E Super Hornet

3- VFA-87- Strike Fighter Squadron 87- Golden Warriors- (10) F/A-18C Hornet

4- VFA-213- Strike Fighter Squadron 213- Black Lions- (12) F/A-18F Super Hornet

5- VAW-124- Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124- Bear Aces- (4) E-2C Hawkeye

6- VAQ-131- Electronic Attack Squadron 131- Lancers- (5) EA-18G

7- VRC-40- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 Det. 2- Rawhides- (2) C-2A Greyhound

8-a HSC-9- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9- Tridents- (4) MH-60S Seahawk

8-b HSM-70- Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70- Spartans- (4) MH-60R Seahawk

63 a/c total

plus 24 a/c from the VMFA (F/A-18C) / VMFA(AW) (F/A-18D) as required or....

86+ (90) a/c

aka: Birdfarms

ps:

1- where do they put all of those planes, everywhere!/ also known as the hangar deck.

2- the F/A-18C/D are to be replaced by the F-35B/C