01 Jul '15, 6am

EA-6B Prowler makes its final flight for Navy: After 45 years of service, the Navy EA-6B…

EA-6B Prowler makes its final flight for Navy: After 45 years of service, the Navy EA-6B…

Related Navy Reserve squadron makes final Maryland flight For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from an air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Navy: Pilot error caused Prowler jet crash that killed 3 Among several findings, the Naval review concluded the flight’s instructor had been placed into accelerated training and that the other two flight officers were not fully prepared for the mission they were flying. After 45 years of service, the Navy EA-6B Prowler has made its final flight. The aircraft was retired last week with a three-day commemoration at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington. The farewell ceremony, attended by more than 1,000 people, featured retired Capt. Fred Wilmot, a former Prowler test pilot who delivered the first of the ...

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