When we think of aromatherapy, an extensive list of intoxicating scents springs to mind: jasmine, lemon, myrrh, bergamot, sage! The status quo is what we have been doing for the past 15 years- generating an anti-terrorism, on call CAS and selected target strikes, requiring minimal aircraft daily air tasks. The new carrier USS Gerald R. Ford is set to cost $13 billion —not including its complement of 40-50 fighter planes, each of which cost $75 to $100 million.
One could disagree with any of these assumptions, but adding together modern communications, the lethality of ASMs and modern subs, and the ability of VLS tubes to partially substitute for defensive air cover, it makes a lot of sense to keep your carriers a few hundred miles apart.
If you’re talking about establishing a mobile zone of air superiority (to support landings, to safeguard Air Force bomber flights, to deny enemy air ops, etc.) then only a carrier will work. With over 100 years in existence they have been continuously perfecting the design of their air conditioners every since their ground breaking invention of residential air conditioners. My carrier covers most of the world, and has very few uncovered areas; although I am unsure if I can get service around the Arctic Circle. US Navy personnel direct an aircraft onto a catapult aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.
This solitaire title was an attempt by Jon Southard (who also designed one of my favorite games, Fire Team) to model carrier operations in 1942 and 1943. It is only approximately located so if we were playing a standard game, an air strike would need to more accurately locate it before they could try and hit it. In looking for a heating and cooling device, always buy from a reputable seller like Carrier.
You also cannot land and launch planes at the same time, so you might have to face the agonizing decision of whether to send your guys on deck up after that Japanese carrier or to let your returning aircraft, low on fuel, come in for a landing, which will delay your strike and can leave you vulnerable to a Japanese strike.