VFA-81 Sunliners CAG Bird FA/18E Super Hornet 166830/200 being repositioned at sea prior to taking part in a twenty ship night launch and recovery cycle before arriving into Gage Roads the next morning.
VAQ-134 Garudas CAG Bird EA-6B Prowler 163890/500 nestled in amongst Hornets that were all due to take part in a twenty ship night launch and recovery cycle, the Prowler did three bolters in this event with the last one setting off a mass of sparks almost half the lenght of the flight deck - truly spectacular!
Cruising at sea at 9 knots - view from 'Mini Flight Bridge'
Another view of CAG Bird FA/18E Super Hornet 166930/200 being repositioned
A rare sight with two CAG marked aircraft together on the flightdeck
Tail close up of VFA-113 'Stingers' CAG Bird FA/18C 164658/300 Hornet in a very nice trial disruptive pattern parked up on the flightdeck.
Both C-2A Greyhound and E-2C Hawkeye's on the USS Carl Vinson have the new eight bladed Hamilton propellers and this view certainly shows a mass of propellers.
This picture shows both C-2A Greyhounds and E2-C Hawkeye aircraft parked astern of the flightdeck with new propellers. Your looking at 48 blades there!
What a sight!
Lastly in this series of pictures a rear 3/4 shot of VFA-113 'Stingers' CAG Bird FA/18C 164658/300 Hornet with trial disruptive pattern scheme.
Perth Airport Spotters Blog would like to thank (AEGWA) member Richard Siudak for these images taken from onboard the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70
All images (c) copyrighted 2012