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Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 “Royal Maces”


Provide Carrier Air Wing FIVE the most highly trained and combat ready sailors, aviators, and F/A-18E aircraft as the vanguard of carrier-based air warfare.

About Us

The Royal Maces were commissioned as Attack Squadron 27 (VA-27), originally designated the Chargers, on September 1, 1967 flying the Vought A-7A Corsair II. 

VFA-27 transitioned to the F/A-18E Super Hornet in October 2004 and promptly continued their record of excellence with back to back Naval Air Forces Pacific Battle Efficiency Awards in 2005 and 2006.

The F/A-18E 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.

VFA-27 F/A-18E aircraft launch image

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