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P-8A And NGF  
User currently offlinebluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

I've heard that the US Navy will not upgrade the P-3C squadrons based at NGF [Marine Corps Air Field Kāneʻohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i] to Boeing P-8As, and instead will deactivate the squadrons or move them out of NGF.

One reason cited was the length of NGF's Runway 4/22, which is 7,771x200 feet, was not long enough to handle P-8As. Surely, could not be a weight issue ... Oddly, USMC-chartered An124s will pick up equipment from NGF, and the take-off weight of a Ruslan and its cargo outweighs a Poseidon a couple times over ...

Interesting enough that OGG has a 7,000-foot runway, and fully loaded commercial 737-800s take-off from there, as well as 757-200s, and 767-300s ...


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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2061 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

From Inside the Navy news:

"The first alternative the Navy looks at would home base six fleet squadrons and the fleet replacement squadron at NAS Jacksonsville, six fleet squadrons at NAS Whidbey Island, with a permanent, rotating squadron detachment at MCB Hawaii Kaneohe Bay and periodic squadron detachments at NB Coronado."

Looks like they are looking at eliminating Kaneohe as a base but will keep a rotating squadron there, strictly for cost savings purposes.

bt



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User currently offlinebluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Ok ... thanks! Good to know there will be P-8As at NGF from time-to-time.


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