NAS Pensacola receives evacuated military aircraft ahead of Hurricane Florence
PENSACOLA, FLA. (WEAR-TV) —
As Hurricane Florence draws closer to the east coast, officials in the impacted area are implementing evacuation plans for both residents and air crafts.
According to a statement issued from spokesperson, Pat Nichols of Naval Air Station Pensacola, 60 planes are expected to fly into Northwest Florida.
NAS Pensacola can expect to receive 46 F-18’s and a combination of 15 E-2’s and C-2’s airplanes to arrive at NAS Pensacola over the next few days.
The planes are flying in from Oceana, South Carolina, Beaufort, South Carolina, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, which is also known as NAS Pax River and Norfolk, Virginia.
NAS Pensacola has currently received six planes from the evacuated areas.