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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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Boeing Plaza - Grumman C-2A Greyhound

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo great aircraft were on static display at Boeing Centennial Plaza at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.  Another example is the Grumman C-2A Greyhound from VRC-40 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron "Rawhides" based at NAS Norfolk, VA.  The squadron began flying the C-2A in 1986, and annually flies over 3 million pounds of mail and supplies to numerous aircraft carriers.  The squadron performs carrier onboard delivery of priority personnel and supplies, and has also participated in special operations combat insertion missions as well.  The current C-2A fleet has been through the Service Life Extension Plan, and includes significant internal system upgrades and the more obvious eight-bladed Hamilton Sundstrand all-composite propellers.  The aircraft was on display from Friday through Sunday, and the crew even managed to attract a feathered friend to their table!       


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