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Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 “Flying Eagles”


To provide quality replacement aircrew and maintainers for the fleet.

About Us

The Flying Eagles of VFA-122 trace their lineage back to VC-35, a "composite" squadron composed of various models of the A-1 Skyraider. Commissioned on 25 May 1950 at NAS San Diego, VC-35's mission was to supply All-Weather Attack and Anti-Submarine Warfare detachments for carrier deployments and Pacific Fleet exercises.

As of February 2016, the Flying Eagles of VFA-122 began solely operating F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets. VFA-122 is one of the largest air forces in the world, with over 80 aircraft, continuing to provide quality replacement aircrew and maintainers for the fleet.

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft we fly is the world's most advanced strike fighter. Designed to operate from a carrier, the Super Hornet is fully capable in both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. 

The Super Hornet is the second major model upgrade since the inception of the F/A-18 aircraft program highly capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day/night precision strike.


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