My brother is on this flight. They boarded the flight at 6am and they are sitting inside the aircraft at the gate for 4 hours now. They said the copilot was delayed 2 hours. Then after 2 hours, they are saying mechanical problem. 4 hours now, WOW!
Called out a reserve FO at 03:18am (as he went "on-duty").
Acft departed the gate at 08:32am but returned at 09:00am due to an air conditioning issue. Acft has a recent history of repeat write-ups for A/C temp control issues (either full hot or full cold) so the plane was taken out of service and no replacement acft was available.
*NO CARRIER* -- A Naval Aviator's worst nightmare!