Tag: VX-9

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...
VX-9 EA-18G crew RTBs blined and frozen after Growler's ECS failed in flight
Flying blind, the EA-18G crew relied on a Garmin watch for navigation back to Whidbey Island. Breathing on oxygen from emergency equipment, they almost ran out of air by the time they landed Crew members of a U.S. Navy EA-18G assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Nine (VX-9) were injured when their jet’s environmental control system (ECS) failed during...