F/A-18D Hornet

SEAL JTAC explains why the Navy F-14 Tomcat crews were the best for Close Air Support (Only matched by those of USMC F/A-18Ds)

SEAL JTAC explains why the Navy F-14 Tomcat crews were the best for Close Air Support (Only matched by those of USMC F/A-18Ds)

The F-14 Tomcat after the Cold War The iconic F-14 Tomcat was almost benched after the abrupt end to the… Read More

5 months ago

[Video] VMFAT-101 F/A-18 Hornets “Fly the Barn” 18 Ship Formation to honor SharpShooters legacy on the day of the Squadron Deactivation

VMFAT-101 SharpShooters F/A-18 Hornets Formation for the Squadron Deactivation The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) deactivated Marine Fighter Attack Training… Read More

8 months ago

USMC F/A-18D Hornet Pilot Tells the Story of a Tense ATARS Mission aimed to Find a Missing IrAF MiG-25 Foxbat few days before the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom

“The target area was extremely quiet — almost too quiet for a suspected landing site of a valuable MiG-25 fighter.… Read More

4 years ago

No, Lt. Col. Ralph Featherstone didn’t Buzz the Tower: Watch the Video of the F/A-18 flyover that Cost VMFA-225 Commander his Job

Featherstone didn’t perform any kind of insane stunt like the super low flyby performed by Maverick in Top Gun to… Read More

4 years ago

VMFA-225 CO fired for making Low-Level Pass during Unit’s F/A-18D Sundown Ceremony

VMFA-225 is currently making the transition from the F/A-18D Hornet to using the USMC new vertical takeoff fighter, the F-35B… Read More

4 years ago

Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18D Hornet Takes Part in Viral Tetris Challenge

The Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18D Horet joined Tetris Challenge on Sep. 27, 2019. The interesting pictures in this post… Read More

5 years ago

VMFA-115 F/A-18s complete first APKWS test firing

VMFA-115 received APKWS in February and all of the weapons fired during training directly impacted the final aim point The… Read More

6 years ago

U.S. NAVY TO HELP SWISS AIR FORCE INVESTIGATE 2015 F/A-18D CRASH

While the F/A-18D was performing a training sortie along with two F-5 Tigers over France’s Jura region one of its… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S HOW “SHARPSHOOTERS” MAKE NEW USMC F/A-18 HORNET DRIVERS

To become a designated Marine Corps F/A-18 aviator almost four years of training are required Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT)… Read More

7 years ago

Indonesia F-16 Fighting Falcons and U.S. F/A-18 Hornets have completed the first joint “all-fighters” exercise between the two countries

Indonesia F-16 Fighting Falcons and U.S. F/A-18 Hornets first joint "all-fighters" exercise As told by Cpl. Aaron Henson in the… Read More

8 years ago