F/A-18 Super Hornet

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

One interesting thing about the F/A-18 is that during the cat shot its rudders are deflected inward. The F/A-18 Hornet… Read More

4 weeks 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

In 2018 the Pentagon announced that Boeing had been awarded a contract for the design, development, test and integration of… Read More

2 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why Russian 4th Gen Fighter Jets don’t have a chance against US 4th Gen Fighter Jets

‘We can shoot them when and where we choose and they have little to nothing to counter what we can… Read More

7 months ago

Bye-Bye Super Hornet! Boeing to cease production of F/A-18 in 2025 unless India buys it

Boeing expects to complete new-build production of the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft in late 2025 following delivery of the… Read More

7 months ago

Meet the all-female Navy aviation team that conducted the flyover at Super Bowl LVII commemorating 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

Three US Navy tactical aircraft squadrons conducted an integrated flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem during Super Bowl… Read More

7 months ago

Congressional Budget Office found that the Super Hornet is aging faster than the Legacy Hornet

A report by the Congressional Budget Office found that the Super Hornet fleet has lower availability rates when compared to… Read More

8 months ago

F-35Cs, F/A-18Fs and EA-18Gs to Perform Super Bowl LVII Flyover To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

The formation will feature F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the “Argonauts” of VFA-147, EA-18G Growlers from the “Vikings”… Read More

8 months ago

Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation raises concerns over of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet IRST Block II

The F/A-18 Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Block II operational testing is delayed until 2QFY24 due to hardware… Read More

8 months ago

Naval Aviator who took part in first F/A-18E combat mission tells the story of Super Hornet’s combat debut

The OSW sortie of Nov. 6, 2002 was doubly significant, as it was the first strike conducted by aircraft from… Read More

9 months ago