Tag: CF-18 Hornet

This RCAF CF-18 Hornet features kill marks for broken refueling probes.
Although we don’t know exactly the story behind this photo, a “broken probe” is not an uncommon incident. The unusual photo in this post shows a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet featuring kill markings for broken refueling probes. Although we don’t know exactly the story behind this photo,...
Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May
Saab will compete with its JAS-39E Gripen. Lockheed Martin will again pitch its F-35 stealth fighter. Boeing is in line to offer the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Airbus Military plans to offer its Eurofighter Typhoon. Canadian government will be calling for a tender to buy new fighters by the end of next month.
Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18B Hornet on the road
The CF-18B Hornet was damaged in a hard landing during a 410 Tactical Fighter Squadron training exercise at MCAS Miramar in early December 2018. A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18B Hornet, which was damaged during an exercise at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar (CA), is making its way to the...
First Two Australian F/A-18A “interim fighters” for RCAF arrived in Cold Lake
Canada is procuring 18 F/A-18A fighter aircraft and parts from the Government of Australia to rapidly increase availability of the CF-18 fleet On Feb. 17, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) received the first two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 interim fighter aircraft, an important milestone and investment in sustaining...
RCAF fighter pilots are forbidden from dropping bombs below 1,000 feet
RCAF fighter pilot from 4 Wing Cold Lake was given a $2000 fine by a military court for flying below that altitude during a training mission to drop inert bombs An investigation into the crash of a CF-18 on Nov. 28, 2016 has revealed that according to the National Defence Flying Orders...
Cool video shows RCAF CF-18 strike fighters passing for the very first time through Mach Loop
The RCAF 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet too has taken part in low level training in Mach Loop Here's another cool clip filmed by Dafydd Philips. The video features not only U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18 Legacy and Super Hornet strike fighters thundering through Star Wars Canyon, California but also for the very first time Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18s passing...
RCAF CF-18s recently conducted DACT engagement against Holloman's F-16s
“We were able to take the F-16 (Fighting Falcons) and CF-18 (Hornets) and fly against each other in an environment where we normally do not get to do that,” Capt. Joseph Gagnon, 54th Fighter Group IP Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) hosted dissimilar aircraft training and integration with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15,...
Canada's "new" Australian F/A-18 Hornet fighters are in need to upgrade their ejection seats and external lighting
The country will also have to make sure the Australian F/A-18 aircraft don’t have fatigue issues similar to their CF-18s Edmonton Journal reports that Canada plans to upgrade the ejection seats and external lighting of the Australian F/A-18 Hornet fighters when they are bought over. Canada will also have to make sure the jets don’t have fatigue issues similar to their...
RCAF to fly CF-18 fighters till 2032
Improvements to maintain the CF-18 fleet have also been ongoing and another upgrade program is in the works At a recent industry day to outline Canada’s plan for a new fighter, industry representatives were told that the CF-18 will continue to operate till 2032. Ottawa expects the winner to deliver the first aircraft in 2025 and complete the deliveries of 88...
Here's Royal Canadian Air Force 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet paint scheme
RCAF selects a theme for each year for its CF-18 air demonstration team and 2018 will feature the 60th Anniversary of NORAD The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has unveiled 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet paint scheme. According to the RCAF press release, the service selects a theme for each year for its CF-18 air demonstration team and 2018 will feature the...

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