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Old 11-20-2014, 04:32 AM   #1
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My Old Squadron and Last EA6B'S last mission

I was with this squadron VAQ-134 in 1974-78, zip was my maint. officer, good guy back then,
EA-6B Prowler final combat mission
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Things will get a bit quieter around Whidbey Island. We're close by (maybe 6 miles north of the NAS) . The Prowlers were very noisy and seemed to need quite a high power setting in "everything down" approach configuration. They also had quite a leisurely departure speed and climb rate.

Although the EA-18 is fairly noisy when in afterburner climb, it's out of sight in about 1/3 the time the Prowler took. They don't seem to need nearly as much power on approach.
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Yes you are right, but they were a staple for quite a while, and other then the trainers we worked on at a school (a4's) it is kind of sad for those of us few that worked on them,,,

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things will get a bit quieter around whidbey island. We're close by (maybe 6 miles north of the nas) . The prowlers were very noisy and seemed to need quite a high power setting in "everything down" approach configuration. They also had quite a leisurely departure speed and climb rate.

Although the ea-18 is fairly noisy when in afterburner climb, it's out of sight in about 1/3 the time the prowler took. They don't seem to need nearly as much power on approach.
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I was with this squadron VAQ-134 in 1974-78, zip was my maint. officer, good guy back then,
EA-6B Prowler final combat mission
That's a shame.......I worked at Grumman Aerospace from 1962 to 1995 just when Grumman and Northrup was to merge, I decided I had enough of build and working at Grumman. I worked on just about every aircraft Grumman made during that span including the lunar module from beginning to end. A6E, COD, EA6B, VSTOL, MOHAWK, F14,
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Thanks for sharing. I was not a pilot nor did I work on Airplanes but we are an AF family. I was in the AF 4 years (radar repair). My brother is retired AF and our Son is 19 years active duty Lt. Col. Life moves on.

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