KNZY/NAS North Island April 21/MIL

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KNZY/NAS North Island April 21/MIL

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Saw these from the front porch, so 100% sure of squadron and paint, BUNOs may have changed since last time I saw them up close

VX-9 Vampires
EA-18G Growler with large gray vampire bat on gray tail --probably XE 555/BUNO 168771
F-18F Super Hornet CONA paint probably XE250/BUNO 166673
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Both Buno's still the same. Confirmed on ground at NI.
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Both Lincoln and Vinson left the pier and went out yesterday within a few hours of each other, so I am expecting some number of aircraft to show up for carrier quals.

LHA-7 USS Tripoli also went out yesterday with an empty flight deck, so more fingers crossed for her, as well. Last week Essex was out and had F-35s and Harriers flying off her at the same time, but I missed the Harriers flying in to NASNI (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6575079/ ... -uss-essex).

6 April edit...and now today, Essex went out, so there are 4 flight decks off the coast right now. So far, there has been no aerial surge to match the naval surge.
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CVN 70 will be in port: 7Apr
she was out on checks
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