After the Great War, the U.S. Airforce felt the need for a mobile airfield with more mobility and accessibility than aircraft carriers. Thus, with the aid of the T.E.C. and the pilots of the Air Circus, the government financed the Flying Flotilla. Through the use of hybrid diesel engines and the first experiments into nuclear power the Flying Flotilla is capable of consistent flight around an altitude of 5500 ft. The Flotilla is capable of housing 30 small fighter craft, 20 multi-person craft, 10 large science aircraft, or 5 B-52 sized aircraft. There are also three skyhooks for zeppelin docking separate from the airfields. 50 Tes-ergy hybrid diesel engine-powered propellers keep the flotilla in the air, while two nuclear reactors within the heart of the flotilla help subsidize the energy use. Various upward-facing flak and 50-cal minigun turrets provide air cover while five downward facing Tesla coils remain inactive as a last-resort defensive weapon. There are also crew quarters for the sizable ground crew that must remain in constant vigil over the air fields, mechanics that work the garages, and the air traffic operators that keep the flotilla functioning smoothly. There are only a few free quarters for visiting friends of the flotilla.