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"I don't wanna make it just like 3 balls:" hear rendition of U.S. Navy’s pilots plan to draw sky penis
"What did you do on your flight?" the pilot joked in response to the EWO's suggestion. "Oh, we turned dinosaurs into sky penises." Geoff Ziezulewicz at Navy Times obtained a cockpit transcript of the pair of U.S. Naval Aviators behind the infamous penis “skydrawing” episode of 2017. "Draw a giant penis. That...
RAAF EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft achieve IOC
11 EA-18G Growler aircraft are operated by No. 6 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley and operate in conjunction with Australian air, land and sea forces. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft has achieved Initial Operating Capability (IOC). “This will provide a capability edge by enhancing...
Boeing receives U.S. Navy contract to convert Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration
Boeing will begin converting existing Block II Super Hornets to Block III early in the next decade. The fighter’s life also will be extended from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours. With a three-year contract award for 78 F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets, Boeing will play a vital role in the U.S. Navy’s...
EA-18G with F-22 Kill Mark: what is the effectiveness of Growler’s Jamming System against F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters?
Since the Growler scored the simulated aerial victory against the Raptor, no further details have been provided on how the EA-18G got a missile lock on the F-22. Taken at Joint Base Andrews in 2009, the famous picture in this post shows a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler (specifically aircraft EA-1, the...
Hornets’ Nest: Cool video shows U.S. Navy Strike Fighters thundering trough Star Wars Canyon
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips, the cool clip in this post features F/A-18F Super Hornets belonging to VFA-154 ‘Black Knights’ and to VFA-122, ‘Flying Eagles’, both based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore along with EA-18G Growlers from VX-9 ‘The Vampires’ out at Naval...
Boeing Offers EA-18G Growler to Finland
In addition to the U.S. Navy, the EA-18G Growler is flown by the Royal Australian Air Force. Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received U.S. Department of Defense approval to offer the EA-18G Growler to Finland. Previously only Australia had been authorized to purchase the airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft.
USMC T-34C pilot under investigation for drawing penis in the skies over California
The two USMC T-34C aviators are still providing vital squadron ground support functions while grounded The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has confirmed that two of its aviators have been grounded while an investigation on their flight on a T-34C last month is being carried out. On Oct. 23, 2018 the duo was found to have flown a pattern that resembles a...
USMC last EA-6B Prowlers Return from Final Combat Deployment
"The mission of the Prowler is and always has been to deny, degrade and disrupt the enemy's use of the electromagnetic spectrum. Though this is the final EA-6B deployment, the need for electronic warfare will remain high worldwide in the future," Capt. Robert Ryland, VMAQ-2 The last of the U.S. Marine Corps' remaining EA-6B Prowlers have wrapped up their final mission...
USMC T-34C pilot under investigation for drawing penis in the skies over California
The T-34C flew the unusual path over Salton Sea, an isolated location southeast of Palm Springs A U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) T-34C pilot from Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) is under investigation after it was revealed that his flight path resembles a penis while over the Salton Sea, California on Oct. 23, 2018. Aircraft Spots, a Twitter account that...
Petty Officer3rd Class Daniel Gaither
“My conclusion was that Boeing did not try to find the solution to physiological episodes problem,” Clinton Cragg, principal engineer for NASA’s engineering and safety center NASA’s review into the unexplained physiological episodes (PEs) occurring on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 and EA-18G fleet concluded that Boeing depended ‘almost entirely’ on the U.S. Navy to fix the issues. “What this review of Boeing’s PE...

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