December 22nd, 2011

Take a virtual flight with ‘Growler’ pilot

We routinely watch these jets fly over Fidalgo Island. Now you can take a “virtual” flight thanks to a high definition video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qf_hdFSnOEI

As a result of analysis conducted in 2001, the Department of Navy selected the EA-18G Growler to replace the EA6-B Prowler, which has been in service since 1971. The EA-18 G Growler is a carrier-based, electronic warfare version of the F⁄A-18F Super Hornet Block II, flying the Navy’s airborne electronic attack mission out of NAS Whidbey Island. The EA-18G combines the capability of the Super Hornet with the latest airborne electronic warfare suite.

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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