Tag: F/A-18 Super Hornet

E-2D Hawkeye AEW aircraft Takes Out 4 Super Hornet Strike Fighters while landing on USS Abraham Lincoln
The E-2D was recovering when it "impacted two other aircraft and caused debris impact damage to two additional aircraft," U.S. Navy Cmdr. Josh Frey, spokesman for the U.S. 5th Fleet. According to the Naval Safety Center on Aug. 9, 2019 an E-2D Hawkeye propeller aircraft struck two F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft and sent debris flying into two other...
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...
Advanced Arresting Gear begins next round of aircraft testing with recovery of C-2 and E-2 aircraft
The latest Aircraft Recovery Bulletin by the U.S. Navy enables propeller aircraft: C-2A Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, and jet aircraft: F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler to perform flight operations aboard USS Gerald R. Ford. The latest Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB) by the U.S. Navy has cleared the Advanced Arresting...
Top Gun: Maverick Alternate Trailer Explains why Pete Mitchell is Still Captain
The Alternate Trailer shows Maverick flying his Super Hornet wildly over a beach, sending sun loungers flying everywhere and drawing a penis shape in the sky. The funny video in this post features an alternate trailer for Top Gun: Maverick and it’s an understatement to say that Tom Cruise is cockier than before.
Video features Former Northrop Grumman Vice President explaining why the F-14 Tomcat was the ‘Definitive Fighter Aircraft’
“We split S to the deck and was cruising in Mil power doing about 550 KTS when I got tally on an F-15 aggressor at our 3 O-clock /~4-5miles trying to lead turn us. I told my stick who promptly lit the burners and we literally walked away from that F-15 without him even coming close...
Who will be the Bad Guy in Top Gun: Maverick?
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, it is highly suggested you do so first before reading any further! Now that we’ve all had a week or so to process the incredible official trailer for the sequel to the 1986 film classic, it’s time to ask a question sure to pique the interest...
All you need to know about Pentagon’s role in the making of Top Gun: Maverick
In return for Pentagon’s assistance, Paramount agreed to an “official DoD screening” of Top Gun: Maverick before its official release. The internet was set ablaze on Jul. 18, 2019 when the first, sierra hotel trailer for Top Gun: Maverick debuted. As reported by Washington Business Journal, we still must...
Here’s how a Dogfight between US Navy Super Hornets and Chinese Flankers Might Be
The Rhinos were now too close to merging to take evasive maneuvers. Any turn away at this range would just put the Flankers on their tails. Francesco “Paco” Chierici is a former U.S. Naval Aviator with 3,000 flying hours and produced the award winning naval aviation documentary Speed and Angels. The following story contains...
Top Gun sequel production is underway, and Maverick feels the need for... an F/A-18 Super Hornet!
After decades of wondering what happened next to Maverick, in a year's time, the long-awaited Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, will make its way into theaters.  After decades of wondering what happened next to Maverick, a Top Gun sequel was officially confirmed in 2015. In a year's time, the long-awaited Top Gun 2, Top Gun: Maverick, will make...
“Top Gun: Maverick footage is out of this world,” Jon Hamm says
"It's very cool – the technology involved with putting cameras in F-18 Super Hornets is pretty cool. I'm excited for people to see it," Top Gun: Maverick star Jon Hamm. Top Gun: Maverick footage left Jon Hamm with his "chin on the ground." Speaking to Digital Spy for the upcoming Good Omens adaptation in fact,...