Nowa Zelandia P-8A

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Dec. 16, 2016)
A P-8A Poseidon piloted by Lt. j.g.Giancarlo Palazzo of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4’s Skinny Dragons taxis on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island’s Ault Field after completing a training exercise in eastern Washington. VP-4 is in the final stage of phase one in their transition from the P-3 Orion, in naval service since the 1960’s, to the P-8A Poseidon. Stage two of the transition will take place in Jacksonville, FL through the training of Sailors from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Juan Sua/Released)