And I am so proud. EVERYDAY.
He works hard.
Too hard sometimes.
But its his dream and I fully support him and I love this military life. And sometimes since my Jet Pilot is such a hard worker he gets to reap the benefits of all his efforts. Case in point: My Jet Pilot got to take a EA-18G Growler Plane. Now to most people (myself included to an extent, I mean I did 4 years in the Navy but that seems like eons ago..lol) we have no idea what a Growler plane is.
Here is a little insight from the Naval-technology.com site:
The EA-18G Growler is an airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft which operates from either an aircraft carrier or from land-bases. The Growler has been developed as a replacement for the United States Navy EA-6B Prowler aircraft which entered service in 1971 and is approaching the end of operational life.
The Growler is a derivative of the combat-proven two-seat F/A-18 Hornet, the US Navy's maritime strike aircraft. The aircraft missions are mainly electronic attack (EA) and suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD), particularly at the start and on-going early stages of hostilities.The first operational aircraft was delivered to NAS Whidbey Island in June 2008 and operational evaluation began in October 2008 onboard the USS John C Stennis (CVN 74) aircraft carrier. The SDD programme will conclude with an initial operational capability in late 2009 when the first of ten electronic attack squadrons (VAQ) will begin EA-18G operations."
Sounds fierce and new right?? I think soo too.
I could go on about all the weapons and radar and blah blah military nerd stuff but I will lose you; important takeaways--BRAND SPANKIN NEW MILITARY JET that is A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.
This is the plane my Jet Pilot got to hitch a ride in.
BECAUSE HE WANTED TO.
**Wife's heart is all a flutter**
I will not rehash all the details of going Mach speeds = REALLY SUPER DUPER fast, crazy spiral-y turns that if you drew them out they would look like my 3 year was doodling, and other crazy Naval Strike Aviator stuff.
But he came home after that flight with a MILE wide smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye that I don't think I could have put there as his charming wife. ;P
Here are some photo highlights:
|Flying over the state of Mississippi|
|I think this is a hand signal for I am ready to have a blast and go really fast!|
|My Own Personal Top Gun|
|Isn't he handsome?? (He is I swear..lol)|