Happy Saturday, FighterSweep fans! We thought we would start your weekend off with Part three of this awesome VAQ-141 Shadowhawks cruise video.
Part three is more of the same good music and great flying that you’ve gotten in the first two videos with a pretty awesome twist: night ops! There are plenty of videos out there that have snippets of footage after the sun goes down, but this is eight full minutes of night time is the right time. You’ve got night traps, night tanking, some gratuitous night flares and ever-glorious burner!
This has been a pretty unique look at a special aircraft and the community of men and women who fly and maintain it. The Growler represents the future of escort SEAD, a platform representing an amazing upgrade from its predecessors, the EA-6B Prowler and EKA-3B Skywarrior.
We would like to say a huge “Thank you” to the nearly two hundred men and women from Electronic Attack Squadron One Four One for making this video possible, and making it available to the public!
(Featured photo: An E/A-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released)