F/A-18 Super Hornet

US Navy will take delivery of its last F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter in 2027 and not in 2025

US Navy will take delivery of its last F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter in 2027 and not in 2025

The US Navy awarded Boeing contract for the purchase of 17 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters The US Navy awarded… Read More

4 weeks ago

The story of Leslie Shook, the voice behind Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet’s Bitchin’ Betty

Bitchin’ Betty A voice warning system is a system designed to alert the crew of an aircraft to imminent safety… Read More

1 month ago

Maverick has some gas left in the tank: Top Gun 3 allegedly in Development, Tom Cruise, Glen Powell and Miles Teller to Return

Top Gun 3 In the night of Jan. 11, 2024 Puck News reported that one of Tom Cruise's biggest franchises… Read More

3 months ago

US Destroyer, Super Hornets shot down 12 attack drones, three anti-ship ballistic missiles, and two land attack cruise missiles over the Red Sea

US Destroyer, Super Hornets shot down multiple targets According to US Central Command (CENTCOM), a US guided-missile destroyer and fighters… Read More

4 months ago

EA-18G pilot explains why the F/A-18 Super Hornet wings when folded are not closer to the wing root

The F/A-18 Super Hornet The F/A-18E and F/A-18F are designed to meet current Navy fighter escort and interdiction mission requirements,… Read More

5 months ago

45 Years of F/A-18 Legacy Hornet, the US Navy’s first multirole aircraft

45 Years of F/A-18 Legacy Hornet Born out of necessity and innovation, the US Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet introduced a level… Read More

5 months ago

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is the first US Navy aircraft to get GBU-53/B StormBreaker SDB II smart weapon

F/A-18 Super Hornet to carry GBU-53/B StormBreaker SDB II The US Navy is set to field the GBU-53/B StormBreaker Small… Read More

5 months ago

USS Ronald Reagan Yellow Shirt recalls when he was nearly killed by an F/A-18 that smashed on the flight deck after having inadvertently caught a wire during a wave-off

Colored jersey USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is the ninth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and is named in honor of… Read More

8 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why the F/A-18 has its rudders deflected inward during cat shot

The F/A-18 The F/A-18 Hornet became the US’ first all-weather fighter and attack aircraft, and was designed for traditional strike… Read More

8 months ago

Chief Petty Officer explains why the US Navy gave up plans to fit conformal fuel tanks on its F/A-18 Super Hornet fleet

Conformal fuel tanks for US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fleet Conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) are additional fuel tanks fitted closely… Read More

9 months ago

US Navy issues Boeing $200 million to keep its F/A-18E/F production line humming ahead of a congressionally mandated 20 Super Hornet strike fighter buy

The Jun. 1, 2023 Defense Department contract announcement says that the contract modification specifically “procures critical long lead material and… Read More

11 months ago

F-15 Eagle Vs F-16 Fighting Falcon Vs F/A-18 Hornet/Super Hornet: the Aircrews’ Perspective

F-15 Vs F-16 Vs F/A-18: how would these exceptional fighter jets fare one versus the other in a dogfight? The… Read More

11 months ago

The Su-57 Felon is marketed as stealth fighter but It has the same RCS of a clean F/A-18 Super Hornet (and 1,000 times bigger than that of the F-35). Here’s why.

The Su-57 is nowhere near F-35 for similar reasons as to why F/A-18 Super Hornets are nowhere near F-35. The… Read More

11 months ago

That time a Boat Captain asked to a US Navy F/A-18 pilot to buzz his ship “Like Tom Cruise Did On Top Gun”

Matt Wirt, a US Coast Guard Charter Captain from Wilmington got a surprise fly-by guest on Aug. 29, 2018 after… Read More

12 months ago

US Navy F/A-18F WSO tells the story of the four simultaneous Super Hornet Sonic Booms that no one saw

‘We were a flight of 4 F/A-18Fs out of Key West destined for New Orleans. Traveling across the Gulf of… Read More

12 months ago

Here’s why this Top Gun: Maverick scene is Impossible According to a real-life Fighter Pilot

Top Gun: Maverick took some creative liberties, and according to one real-life fighter pilot, at least one aerial maneuver in… Read More

1 year ago