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Navy to Begin Carrier Landing Practice at Wallops

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP)- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore is now a landing practice site for Navy pilots.

The Navy plans to begin field carrier landing practice at Wallops on Monday. The Navy agreed earlier this year to pay the space agency nearly $2 million a year so it can practice aircraft-landing maneuvers at Wallops.

The Navy tells media outlets that twin-engine turboprop E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound aircraft will conduct up to 20,000 passes at Wallops annually.

Using Wallops will allow the Navy to stop sending Norfolk-based squadrons to Jacksonville, Fla., to practice landings at a Navy airfield there.

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