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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Sunday, January 6, 2013

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012: E-2C Hawkeye

By Fred Harl
More U.S. Navy aircraft could be found at Phillips 66 Plaza, and this sharp Grumman E-2C Hawkeye from Reserve Squadron  VAW-77 based at NAS Atlanta, GA taxied up to the P-3C and the KC-135 already on the ramp.  VAW-77 "Nightwolves" is the only dedicated counter-narcotics squadron, patrolling the Caribbean Sea in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard.  The light gray paint scheme is in contrast to the darker shades of gray sported by the other nearby aircraft.  Here is a close-up walkaround of the Hawkeye:

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