We’re not done with VAQ-141 just yet, so today we’re continuing with the next part of the Shadowhawks cruise video. As Part 1 ended we rode along in the cockpit of a Growler recovering to the boat, and we start off Part 2 by going right back into the seat, readying to launch off the USS George H.W. Bush during the maiden cruise of the EA-18G.
It’s 11 more minutes of vapor flowing, flare popping, afterburning Growler awesomeness for your viewing pleasure.
The Shadowhawks even make fine work of tanking from USAF KC-135s, which we’ve heard is the favorite of our Naval aviators. Our coalition partners even make it into the mix, with some beautiful dusk footage of a Royal Air Force Tornado in burner while plugged into the tanker.
Before you trap back aboard the Bush, keep an eye out for my personal favorite part, a 3-ship of Growlers in burner!
101023-N-3737T-426 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 23, 2010) An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 lands during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is underway conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Tretter/Released)
(Featured Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas/Released)