F/A-18 Hornet

Axalp 2021 (4K): the coolest Swiss Air Force’s Axalp Air Power demonstration video you’ve ever seen

Axalp 2021 (4K): the coolest Swiss Air Force’s Axalp Air Power demonstration video you’ve ever seen

Held at Ebenfluh firing range near the summit of the 7,614 feet (2,321m) high Axalphorn mountain in central Switzerland, Swiss… Read More

1 year ago

“NASA 831 do not light your afterburners!” The story of the SR-71B Blackbird that had an almost catastrophic fuel leak on a mission to perform a flyby at EAA Oshkosh

Upon their safe return to Dryden and exiting the SR-71B Blackbird, Meyer and Schneider donned a pair of Wisconsin "cheeseheads"… Read More

1 year ago

U.S. Naval Aviator explains how he and his wingman were able to RTB after their F/A-18 fighters collided during air combat training

"It was a significant testament to the construction of the F/A-18—that we were able to fly both aircraft after the… Read More

2 years ago

USAF KC-135 loses air-refueling hose over Finland while refueling a Finnish F/A-18. And it’s not the first time.

The fall of the KC-135 Stratotanker hose did not cause any damage to the equipment or personnel. On Mar. 16,… Read More

2 years ago

Intercepting Iraqi MiG-25s, flying DACT against USMC F/A-18s and flying training sorties with live weapons: how RAF Tornado F3 crews prepared for Operation Desert Storm

‘Some sorties included highly dynamic dissimilar air combat exercises against the US Marine Corps F/A 18, as it had a… Read More

2 years ago

Photos of Blue Angels getting fuel on their way home to NAS Pensacola show that the team is still flying one F/A-18 tandem seat Legacy Hornet

As shown by the main image of this post, the team is still flying one F/A-18 tandem seat Legacy Hornet.… Read More

2 years ago

ADVERSARY! A QUICK LOOK AT THE AIRCRAFT FLOWN BY U.S. NAVAL AVIATORS TO PLAY THE BAD GUYS

To realistically carry out their duty U.S. Navy adversary pilots need the best aircraft to simulate the bandits during DACT… Read More

2 years ago

7 years after it was unable to scramble fighter jets to respond to a hijacking outside of business hours, Switzerland starts to provide 24 hours airspace protection

Starting from Dec. 31, 2020 two Swiss Air Force F/A-18 fighter jets will be operational 24/7 to protect the airspace… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows Blue Angels F/A-18C final flight to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

The recently retired F/A-18C flew into Washington Dulles International Airport on Nov. 18, 2020 in preparation for display at the… Read More

2 years ago

Here are some awesome air-to-air photos of RAAF F/A-18 “Classic” Hornets

The awesome photos in this post show RAAF No. 77 Squadron F/A-18A Hornets flying in formation off the coast of… Read More

2 years ago

Slim 50.1% majority of Swiss voters approves purchase of new fighter jets

The Swiss government will decide next year among the Eurofighter from Airbus , the Rafale from France’s Dassault, Boeing’s F/A-18… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Longest Serving F-16: Development and Life of YF-16 #72-1568

Where YF-16 #72-1568 begins to stand out and helped change the fighter world are the innovative advantages the jet had… Read More

2 years ago

Poll shows that 58% of Swiss voters want new fighter jets

The vote is planned for Sept. 27 and will decide whether to approve the purchase without knowing who will win… Read More

2 years ago

That time a US Navy F/A-18 shot down a US Navy E-2C on purpose to avoid casualties

US Navy officials decided the plane was a potential hazard to civilian populations in Cyprus and Syria as well as… Read More

3 years ago

Video shows an F-18 Hornet “shooting down” an A-4 Skyhawk during bomb deployment test

The shocking video in this post features an A-4 Skyhawk caught in the middle of a disaster during the filming… Read More

3 years ago