US NAVY GROWLER AIRSHOW TEAM COMING TO WINGS OVER HOUSTON 2023
Houston, TX (May 25, 2023) - The CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow has been selected to host the U.S. Navy Growler Airshow Team featuring two EA-18G Growlers at Ellington Airport this October 14-15. The team comes from Whidbey Island Naval Air Base out of Washington state. They are ready to bring the noise, power, and precision of the U.S. Navy!
Check out this video for a taste of what’s to come at CAF Wings Over Houston 2023!
About VAQ-129 – Electronic Attack Squadron
Electronic Attack Squadron One Two Nine (VAQ-129) is a non-deploying shore squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington. VAQ-129 is the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Replenishment Squadron for EA-18G Growlers. Serving the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, the Vikings of VAQ-129 train freshly pinned Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers. VAQ-129 also provides continuing education for aviators and NFOs who have been to the fleet. The EA-18G Growler aircraft they fly represents the most advanced technology in airborne Electronic Attack and stands as the Navy’s first line of defense in hostile environments.
About the EA-18G “Growler”
A variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, the EA-18G Growler combines the capability of the combat-proven Super Hornet with the latest AEA avionics suite evolved from the Improved Capability III (ICAP III) system. The EA-18G’s vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats.
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