Wallops Island Hawkeye
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Heading over to some of the barrier islands, we passed by Wallop's Island and happened to see Navy planes including this Navy Hawkeye C-2 and E-2 doing touch and go's practicing their craft over and over again before we continued on our journey. After we were home I did some research and these planes were practicing for landings on aircraft carriers using simulation programs that can tell if they would have landed correcting on an aircraft carrier, but more safely landing on the ground. This practice provides critical, real-world training before landing on an aircraft carrier.
The Hawkeye C-2 is a carrier transport for parts and personal. The E-2 is a command and control airborne plane early warning squadron plane dedicated to delivering time critical situational awareness to warfare commanders and coalition partners.
May 10th, 2021
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