Air International 2017-08
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M.Ayton - Jamming or Deception /Military/ (1)
An EA-18G Growler and a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing during a VAQ-129 Det at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
An EA-18G Growler receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training sortie from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
A VAQ-129 maintainer signals to the plane captain that the arrestor hook is functioning correctly during pre-flight checks.
Combat payloads carried by the EA-18G Growler vary, and require the combined 44,000lb (196kN) of thrust to get airborne. Viking 521 is seen launching with full afterburner in a clean training configuration giving the pilot an easy take-off performance.
EA-18G Growler BuNo 169137/NJ525 a second from touch down during a bounce.
An EA-18G Growler receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training sortie from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Navy training procedures dictate that an aircraft is chained to the ramp even when operating at a shore base like Whidbey Island as seen in this shot of Viking 504 during a crew change. Adherence to the chaining protocol ensures maintainers and flight crew meet flight deck operating requirements.
The pilot waits while the air refueling probe is extended during pre-flight checks.
VAQ-129 typically flies its aircraft in a clean configuration during most phases of the course as shown by Viking 525.
An EA-18G Growler climbs away from runway 14 following a bounce during field landing carrier practice at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
This shot of Viking 521 shows the configuration of antennas and blisters fitted to the aircraft, and the close proximity of the centerline fuel tank to the nose wheel landing gear
A view of an EA-18G Growler captured through night vision goggles.
A student pilot taxies Viking 554 from the VAQ-129 with wings folded in accordance with standard training procedures.
One row of EA-18Gs on VAQ-129’s extensive flight line.
Members of VAQ-129 pose for the camera in front of VAQ-129’s CAG-bird, EA-18G Growler BuNo 168894/NJ550, at the end of an AEA Det at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
Smoke spools from the tires as EA-18G BuNo 169137/NJ525 bounces on runway 14 during field landing carrier practice at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
An EA-18G Growler and a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing during a VAQ-129 Det at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
The EA-18G Growler is equipped with the ALQ-218 wideband receiver system used for emitter identification location. The system’s receivers are housed in the distinctive wingtip pods.