F/A-18C Hornet

Naval Aviator tells why you don’t want to get used to G-forces generated by cat shot

Naval Aviator tells why you don’t want to get used to G-forces generated by cat shot

Aircraft carriers’ catapults Aircraft carriers are the centerpiece of America's Naval forces – the most adaptable and survivable airfields in… Read More

1 week ago

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

Fighter pilots While the life of a fighter pilot might seem very adventurous and full of fun, a lot of… Read More

4 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

1 year 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

4 years ago

VMFA-323 is carrying out USMC last deployment to an aircraft carrier for F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters

This will be the Marine Corps’ last deployment to an aircraft carrier for Hornets, which are being replaced after nearly… Read More

4 years ago

Check out this image of CVW-17 Sailors aboard USS Nimitz recreating a 1943 photo featuring Grumman Avenger aboard USS Card

The original 1943 photo (which is shown below) was aimed to demonstrate that about 90 people were necessary, to get… Read More

4 years ago

Famed Naval Aviator Vincent “Jell-O” Aiello tells the story of one of the final U.S. Air Strikes of the 20th Century

Join Vincent “Jell-O” Aiello as he re-lives an air strike in the Iraqi no-fly zone at the turn of the… Read More

4 years ago

“Abe’s” Extraordinary Odyssey: The Story of the Longest Deployment for an Aircraft Carrier in Post-Vietnam Military History

17 years ago, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) embarked on the longest deployment for an aircraft carrier in post-Vietnam military history.… Read More

5 years ago

Last US Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet Makes Official Final Active-Duty Flight

The F/A-18C Legacy Hornet took off from NAS Oceana accompanied by three F/A-18F Super Hornets for a one-and-a-half hour flight… 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

F/A-18C Hornets that shot down Iraqi MiG-21s during ODS are now part of National Naval Aviation Museum collection

Flown by LCDR Mark “MRT” Fox and LT Nick “Mongo” Mongillo on Jan. 17, 1991, each of these F/A-18C Hornets… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. Navy Bids Farewell to the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet

“The Hornet is known as many things,” said Cmdr. Mathis. “Legacy, highly reliable, multi-role attack fighter… but to us, she… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. Navy plans Sunset Ceremony for operational F/A-18C Legacy Hornet on Feb. 1

VFA-34 ‘Blueblasters’ is the last combat unit within the service to operate the Legacy Hornet The U.S. Navy is planning… Read More

5 years ago

This VFA-81 F/A-18C driver scored the first of only two U.S. Navy MiG Kills during Operation Desert Storm

"This is the first time to my knowledge that an airplane scored a kill while carrying four 2,000-lb bombs, then… Read More

5 years ago

APG-83 integrated onto USMC F/A-18C

The APG-83 is a multifunction AESA fire control radar that delivers fifth-generation fighter capabilities to counter and defeat increasingly sophisticated… Read More

6 years ago

U.S. Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet squadron returns to NAS Oceana after historic deployment

This was VFA-34's final deployment flying the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet. They'll be the last U.S. Navy squadron to transition to… Read More

6 years ago