Tag: F/A-18 Hornet

This F/A-18 Pilot Survived 75G Impact in Horror Hornet Crash
The maneuver that Jerry Cadick was performing that day is known as a “square Immelman.” Things began to go wrong as Cadick pulled out of his climb. His airspeed was dangerously low… Filmed on Apr. 24, 1988 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro during the local air show, the infamous video...
Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets “Scared to death” New York Residents the Day Before the Aerial Parade over Hudson River
“Anyone know why two fighter jets flew loud and low from TF Green around noon today? It literally shook my whole house, scared us half to death!” New York resident. Few mysterious jets were spotted flying over Warwick on Aug. 21, 2019. NBC 10 was inundated with calls, emails and social...
Trailer: Top Gun Vs Top Gun: Maverick, i.e. F-14 Tomcat Vs F/A-18 Super Hornet
“The F-18, while very capable, and extremely competent in its own right, doesn’t quite have the same bad-boy image as an F-14,” Vincent Aiello, former F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet pilot and Topgun instructor. Top Gun Vs Top Gun: Maverick, i.e. F-14 Tomcat Vs F/A-18 Super Hornet If you've watched the...
Watch Blue Angels Helping actor Rob Riggle with an Audition Tape for Top Gun: Maverick
Although he attended flight school while serving with the Marines, Rob Riggle still struggled to stay conscious through the F/A-18’s final turn. Taken on May 6, 2014 the funny video in this post shows actor Rob Riggle trying to get into the action of Top Gun: Maverick by shooting an auditioning tape, flying...
Spanish Air Force F/A-18A+ Hornet hits building after Crew Chief forgets to put Chocks on Wheels
The F/A-18A+ Hornet was slightly damaged. Taken on Friday Jun. 28, 2019 at Gando air base, Gran Canaria (Spain), the curious photos in this post show an Ejército del Aire (EdA, Spanish Air Force, SpAF) F/A-18A+ Hornet (C.15-83/46-11 of 462Esc) "crashed" into a building. Apparently, as reported by Scramble Facebook...
Saab to deliver first 2 Gripen E fighters to Brazilian and Swedish Air Forces in 2019
An offer to complement the Gripen E test aircraft with an operational Gripen C aircraft for the flight tests in June 2019 has not been accepted by the Swiss defence procurement agency. Saab has announced that the Gripen E fighter will not be heading to Payerne, Switzerland for flight tests this month.
Finnish Air Force F-18s intercepts two nice looking Russian aircraft
The Russian aircraft involved were An-12BK (RF-95684/24 bl) and Border Guard An-72P (RF-72019). On May 27, 2019 a Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighter on Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) was scrambled to intercept two nice looking Russian aircraft. Both aircraft were flying in international airspace over the Gulf of...
Iraqi MiG-25 Foxbat Pilot explains how he was able to shoot down Lt Cdr Speicher’s F/A-18 Hornet the first night of Operation Desert Storm
“I locked a target 38km from me and at 29km I fired R-40RD missile from under my right wing. I kept the target locked with my radar till I witnessed a huge explosion in front of me,” Lt Zuhair Dawoud, IrAF MiG-25 pilot. The opening round of Operation Desert Storm...
U.S. Navy to modify 18 Early Production F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for Blue Angels
Most importantly for fans, Blue Angels airshow season next year will be shorten while the 2021 will start later to help the unit transition to the new aircraft. Early-production F/A-18E/F Super Hornets have a new mission—help the Blue Angels inspire greatness and service in others—as the next flight demonstration aircraft for the...
F-22 pilot from Australia: from RAAF Hornet to USAF Raptor
“The transition from the aircraft was exciting and a challenge to do. There were definitely some similarities, like handling, but the Raptor’s performance, from the engine to what it can do is unmatched,” (RAAF) Flight Lt. Paul Anderton 90th FS F-22 Raptor pilot. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flight Lt. Paul Anderton...

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