Steve and I had never toured an aircraft carrier, so so when our son propsed a trip to the Intrepid with the grandkids, we were ready to go. The Intrepid is docked at Pier 86 on the West Side of Manhattan. First commissioned in 1943, the Intrepid served in the Pacific during WWII, and later in Vietnam. It was also a recovery vessel for Gemini and Mercury space missions. She has been docked in her present location since 1982.
A carrier deck with a big city skyline looming behind it is a sight to behold:
The kids enjoyed the helicopter with teeth:
And practicing their flying skills:
But my personal favorite was the view out the flight control tower window: