Last Ever EA-6B Prowler Flight Completed

Former VMAQ-2 EA-6B Prowler 162230 ‘CY-02’ prepares for its last flight at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, on March 14. The aircraft was the last Prowler to leave Cherry Point and was flown to Washington-Dulles International Airport where it will be displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annexe. USMC/Cpl Cody Rowe

US MARINE Corps EA-6B Prowler 162230 ‘CY-02’ made the last ever scheduled flight by the type on March 14, when it was flown from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, to Washington-Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, to go on display at the National Air and Space Museum annexe at the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center.  The aircraft had previously been flown by Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) ‘Death Jesters’ at Cherry Point.

As previously reported on Warnsey’s World, VMAQ-2 flew its last operational flights on February 28 and was formally de-activated on March 8.  Only two Prowlers remained with the unit at that time.  The other aircraft, 162228 ‘CY-04’, was flown to Dallas-Love field, Texas, on March 12 for display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, once it has been demilitarised.