Later edit: Late in the afternoon of this post, the Museum of Flight posted a video of the arrival yesterday!
It was still on the tarmac today and there will be an event about it this weekend. People who were there yesterday said it was LOUD! One of the other volunteers was on the crew that launched them off aircraft carriers. He said it was the loudest aircraft he ever worked on.
I arrived early to do a sketch.
It looked like the Navy crew were removing things. One of the veterans on the docent staff referred to it as decommissioning.
Here is its “born on” date. It’s about 30 years old. The Prowlers, as a group, have been in service since 1971. Note the signatures…. probably the crew that flew it in yesterday. There is a tradition that the final crew sign the aircraft.
It will eventually (as in July 2016) be housed in the new Air Park. If I understand what was said at the end of the above video, it will be on display on outside, on the south side of the Great Gallery. That’s next to the internal street that is the main entrance.