Pilot in Command and his front-seat Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO) approach the aircraft for the last EA-6B flight.
EA-6B Mechanic represents all squadron enlisted Marines, the backbone of the Corps, who keep the aircraft up and ready, fully mission capable and safe to fly.
The "Chariot of Electronic Armageddon" war machine is ready to take the crew on its final flight. Never to see combat again.
The three talk at the boarding ladder about the condition of the aircraft and weapons systems. Mutual respect, trust and confidence is well understood.
The figures stand on a large foundation of black granite, recognition of the fallen memorializing their sacrifice to country and Corps.
The monument base also includes VMAQ historical information, Combat Operations, and Awards information etched into the black granite. The back, left and right sides may also include imagery. Specific details are in process.
Epoxy prototypes testing the mold for accuracy
The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds, making it the world's third largest aviation museum.
NNAM has agreed to accept our monument upon completion, and to prominently display it on their campus for their 800,000+ annual visitors. If you are interested in learning more about the placement of the monument in Pensacola, Fl, click below to download the PDF file: