CAF Wings Over Houston | Ellington Airport, Houston

October 26-27, 2024

US Navy Blue Angels

US Navy Growler Demo Team 2023

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, the US Navy Growler team will not be coming to the show.**

the United States Navy Growler airshow team is coming to houston!

You’re in for an exciting helping of NAVY this October, as two EA-18G Growlers tear through the skies for you! 

The Wings Over Houston Airshow has been selected to host the U.S. Navy Growler Airshow Team featuring two EA-18G Growlers this October 14th and 15th at Ellington Airport. The team comes from Whidbey Island Naval Air Base out of Washington state. They are ready to bring the noise, power and precision of the U.S. Navy!

The Growler Airshow Team tearing up the skies at the Cocoa Beach Airshow in 2023. Photo by: @outboundcourse

Back-to-back Growler videos for you – Trust us, they are worth it!

Check out this year’s “Growler Ball 2023 Trailer” and the full “Growler Ball 2022” video produced by Outbound Course. This is some of the best aerial footage we have ever seen for any airplane. Click on the videos and see for yourself. The two videos combined are just 10 minutes long. You won’t regret it! We can’t wait to see the 2023 version, which is due to come out in July. We will make sure to share it in another email once it arrives.

“Growler Ball Video 2023 Trailer” by @Outboundcourse:

“Growler Ball 2022” by @Outboundcourse:

About VAQ-129 – Electronic Attack Squadron

Electronic Attack Squadron One Two Nine (VAQ-129) is a non-deploying shore squadron, stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, in Oak Harbor, Washington.

VAQ-129 is the United States Navy’s Fleet Replenishment Squadron for EA-18G Growlers. Serving the United States Navy and United States Air Force, the Vikings of VAQ-129 train freshly pinned Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers. VAQ-129 also provides continuing education for aviators and NFOs who have been to the fleet.

The EA-18G Growler aircraft they fly represents the most advanced technology in airborne Electronic Attack and stands as the Navy’s first line of defense in hostile environments.

About the EA-18G “Growler”:

A variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, the EA-18G Growler combines the capability of the combat-proven Super Hornet with the latest AEA avionics suite evolved from the Improved Capability III (ICAP III) system. The EA-18G’s vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats.

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Info / Photo Sources:

  • Instagram: @growlerairshowteam
  • Video #1 – YouTube: Outbound Course (https://youtu.be/KW0x9sWqmzI)
  • Video #2 – YouTube: Outbound Course (https://youtu.be/c2eciuLDt5k)
  • https://www.airpac.navy.mil/Organization/Electronic-Attack-Squadron-VAQ-129/About-Us/

A Note on Performers:

Aircraft and performers are subject to change without notice, due to operational considerations. If anything changes, we will do our best to let you know. Thank you!

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