Happy Birthday Hawkeye! – Navy Celebrates 50th Anniversary of E-2 Aircraft

Hawkeye_50th_logo_web_smallWARBIRD RADIO — The United States Navy has announced a yearlong series of events that will mark the milestone 50th anniversary of the first E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, delivered to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 11 on Jan. 19, 1964, becoming what is affectionately known as “the eyes and ears of the Navy.” As the first aircraft explicitly designed for the Navy’s AEW mission, the E-2 has had a presence aboard every carrier strike group in the Navy’s arsenal and has participated in every major combat operation, providing humanitarian and disaster relief.

According to a recent news release, the E-2/C-2 Airborne Tactical Data Systems Program Office (PMA-231) has named 2014 as the Year of the Hawkeye. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the newest variant of the E-2 aircraft platform. It features a state-of-the-art radar with a two-generation leap in capability and upgraded aircraft systems that will improve fleet supportability and increase readiness. The E-2D is on schedule to reach initial operational capability later this year.

Celebrations are scheduled to begin Jan. 19 kicking off a yearlong series of events focusing feature podcasts, videos, photos and articles about the E-2 Hawkeye that will be posted online (see Quick Link below for details).

QUICK LINK:  Hawkeye  www.navair.navy.mil/hawkeye

FIFI’s David Oliver – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Monday – 10am (EST)

CAF B-29 Pilot David Oliver – Warbird Radio LIVE!

MONDAY – Commemorative Air Force B-29 pilot David Oliver gives us an update on FIFI’s tour across the USA.  Tune in at 10am (EASTERN) for this story and more on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Thanks for listening.

QUICK LINK:  Commemorative Air Force

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The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour-LIVE FROM AIRVENTURE-Ep#28

WARBIRD RADIO – This week we’re broadcasting The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour LIVE from the Warbird Information Xchange gathering at AirVenture 2012.

This means it is an open mic night as we chat with other attendees at the gathering, so you’ll never know who will show up!

Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM Eastern

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The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour rebroadcasts at 5:00 AM and 2:00 PM Eastern daily.

Airventure 2012 UPDATE Day 4 – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Thursday – 10am (EST)

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THURSDAY – Chris, Rob and Hawkeye are LIVE from Oshkosh this morning as our Airventure 2012 team coverage continues.   The guys have some great interviews lined up for this morning so tune in and enjoy it.  Show time is 10am (EASTERN) right here on WarbirdRadio.com.  Thanks for listening!

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Airventure 2012 UPDATE Day 3 – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Wednesday – 10am (EST)

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WEDNESDAY – Our intrepid warbird reporters are braving the heat yet again… to capture the stories you want to hear from Airventure 2012.  Tune in at 10am (EASTERN) as we check in with Hawkeye, Rob and Chris for the latest news from Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Airventure 2012.  Thanks for listening!

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