EA-6B Prowler for Castle Air Museum

An EA-6B Prowler. (Photo US Navy)

An EA-6B Prowler. (Photo US Air Force)

The California-based Castle Air Museum will be receiving an EA-6B Prowler later this month. The electronic warfare aircraft will arrive in flight on March 18, flown by a US Navy and Marine Corps crew.

The Prowler comes from a test squadron based in NAS Patuxent River and will perform ceremonial fly-bys before landing and being retired to the museum.

The Castle Air Museum opened in 1981, and currently displays 54 restored World War II, Korean War, and Cold War era aircraft. The outdoor museum covers 11 acres (45,000 m2), and among the exhibit highlights are a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (one of only 19 surviving), a Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, and the massive, ten-engined Convair B-36, one of only four surviving and the largest mass-produced piston aircraft in history. An indoor museum features photographs, uniforms, war memorabilia, aircraft engines, and a flight deck. A crew of 35 volunteers restore and maintain the aircraft on display. The museum also hosts a periodic “open cockpit day” in which visitors can actually view the interiors of certain planes.

Source: Air Museum Network

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