As the title says, this is it for the EA-6B Prowler. This aircraft has been providing support longer than I’ve been alive (36 is creeping up on me in a few weeks but that’s another story). A ceremony was held today and the last flight is planned sometime in the middle of this month. Some aircraft will be heading to “the boneyard” in Tucson, Arizona and others are likely heading to air museums in Texas and The Smithsonian. I’ll tip my cap to those that previously served, are serving or plan to serve. I seen this aircraft for the first time in the late 80’s when my mom took me to visit military family. Back then it didn’t seem real odd looking to me but then again, when you’re not even a teenager yet and your hear jet engines and smell jet fuel it’s hard to focus on aesthetic flaws or weirdness. The Marine Corps are moving toward more service from its tactical drones and stealth fighters such as the F-35.
Image Credits to: TSGT Cecil D Daw Jr, USAF
I’ve attached the article if you’re into military aviation news. Thanks for reading.