F/A-18

UFOs: Pentagon releases New Video of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena observed from a US Navy F/A-18 last year

UFOs: Pentagon releases New Video of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena observed from a US Navy F/A-18 last year

The video in this post, captured by the pilot in the cockpit of a Navy F/A-18 fighter jet, demonstrates the… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy F/A-18 pilot tells the story of an exhilarating Mach 1.6 test sortie flown in a clean Hornet

‘No tanks, no pylons; nothing hanging on the jet whatsoever. This is just not something we see at an active… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy F/A-18 pilot tells the story of when a Hornet used a 500-pound LGB to kill a lone terrorist scrambling across a gorge in Afghanistan

From October 2001 to August 2021, US Navy F/A-18s Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters provided around-the-clock battlefield coverage in… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy Hornet pilot explains why F/A-18 drivers cut the fingertips off their gloves

Some F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilots cut the fingertips off their gloves. Why? Military pilots, like motorcyclists, “dress for the slide,… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy F/A-18 pilot explains why Hornet drivers have to keep their right hand up off the controls during cat launch

‘The Hornet doesn’t like foreplay. You can take the stick once it’s off the deck and flying away, but not… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the US Navy F/A-18 pilot that made a night trap on a carrier having the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (AKA ball) turned off

‘I never saw the ball. I called Clara [Clara = “can’t see the Fresnel lens”] and the LSOs said ‘continue,’… Read More

3 years ago

The Argentine Air Force wanted to replace its A-4 fleet with F/A-18s or F-16s instead had to buy 34 former USMC Skyhawks and upgrading them to the A-4AR standard

The first A-4AR Fighting Hawk (in recognition of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which was the source of its new avionics)… Read More

4 years ago

US Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler Fleets Above 80% Mission-Capable

Currently Super Hornet and Growler readiness each stand above 80 percent of Primary Mission Aircraft Inventory, at 343 and 95… Read More

5 years ago

Meet Leslie Shook, the voice behind F/A-18 Super Hornet’s Bitchin’ Betty

Every technician and every pilot who has trained on or flown in an F-18 has heard Leslie's stern commands. Her… Read More

5 years ago

Finnish F/A-18 Vs Swiss F/A-18: Cool Video features Hornet Display Comparison

Which is the best F/A-18C display in your opinion? Taken at RAF Fairford during Royal International Air Show 2019 airshow,… Read More

5 years ago

Super Hornet/Growler Fuel Tank Stop-Check Valve Price nearly Doubled after Company Was Sold

The new company last sold the stop-check valve at $3,069.98 each. Previously, the same piece of equipment instead was sold… Read More

5 years ago

Vintage video shows Northrop YF-17 rollout

The Northrop YF-17 Cobra was a lightweight fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology… Read More

5 years ago

Airbus brings two RAF Typhoons to Payerne Air Base and aims to win competition for next Swiss Air Force Fighter

As Airbus spokesman told to The Aviation Geek Club, the jets were British because the RAF has Tranche 3 Typhoons,… Read More

5 years ago

USN F/A-18 Pilot killed in A-29 Crash Initiated Ejection Below Recommended Minimum Altitude

The mission was a continuation training sortie in support of the Light Attack Experiment Phase II. An Air Force Materiel… Read More

5 years ago

She’s Beautiful! Meet Fanny “Shotty” Chollet, the First Swiss Air Force Female Fighter Pilot

Fanny “Shotty” Chollet is one of only seven female pilots. The other six fly helicopters. Flying Officer (First Lieutenant) Fanny… Read More

5 years ago

Video shows first of three “new” F/A-18B Hornets arriving at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center

The second F/A-18B is coming from NAS Patuxent River and is expected to arrive in the coming weeks. The third… Read More

6 years ago