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.