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Tag: F/A-18E Super Hornet

Former U.S. Naval Aviator explains how to perform a Rhino Sierra Hotel Break
As the near end of the runway disappeared below the pointy nose of his Rhino, Slammer snapped to the left, one wing pointed straight at the earth, the other up to the heavens. Then he pulled back on the stick, quick yet smooth, grunting as speed and back-stick squatted the jet into a tight, seven-and-a-half G...
s 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 will always be an old friend,” Cmdr William Mathis, CO of VFA-34 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 hosted a sundown ceremony and fly-over for the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet aircraft at Naval Air...
Last U.S. Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet squadron returns to NAS Oceana after historic deployment
VFA-34 ‘Blueblasters’ is the last combat unit within the service to operate the Legacy Hornet The U.S. Navy is planning to fly an operational F/A-18C for the last time on Feb. 1 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana. Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) ‘Blueblasters’ is the last combat...
Boeing receives contract to convert 11 F/A-18E/Fs into Blue Angel configuration
Starting from 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be flying the F/A-18E during airshows Starting from 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be flying the F/A-18E during airshows. Boeing has received a $17 million contract to convert nine F/A-18Es and 2 F/A-18Fs into the Blue Angel configuration. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to...
300th F/A-18E single-seat Super Hornet delivered to the U.S. Navy
"The 300th F/A-18E Super Hornet will serve in the Navy for the next 15 to 25 years and it will reach an extended service life of 9,000 flight hours before it is retired," U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Filardi, DCMA Boeing St. Louis commander A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Boeing St. Louis pilot recently delivered the 300th F/A-18E single-seat variant...
Last 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 the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 'Blueblasters' returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana on Apr. 11, 2018 after a historic record-setting deployment. The unit in January to join their air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW)...
Interesting video features U.S. NAVAL Naval Aviators describing the shooting down of the Syrian Su-22 Fitter
As the Su-22 climbed after dropping ordnance, Tremel would respond, firing an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile which missed the Fitter. Then Tremel fired another missile, this time an AIM-120 AMRAAM, which shot down the Su-22 As we have previously reported, on Jul. 30, 2017 LCDR Michael "MOB" Tremel, the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Naval Aviator from VFA-87 Golden Warriors who shot...
The F-14 Tomcats were fired on by the Libyans, turning what had been a game of cat and mouse into a deadly encounter The more than two-centuries-old relationship between the U.S. and Libya has long been punctuated by moments of unfortunate conflict. In the opening years of the 19th century, the young U.S. Navy battled the Barbary state of Tripoli...
VFA-147 F/A-18E Super Hornet harassed by Iranian Drone
The Iranian QOM-1 drone flew at the F/A-18E Super Hornet and came within 100 feet vertically and 200 feet laterally As reported in an article appeared on USNI News brought to my attention by Jared Smith, an aviation enthusiast and a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, on Aug. 8, 2017 an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN-68)...
LCDR Tremel admitted that the shoot-down required two missiles Save The Royal Navy had the opportunity to speak with LCDR Michael Tremel, the fighter pilot from VFA-87 who is credited with shooting down the Syrian Su-22 on Jun. 18, 2017 near Tabqah, 20 miles west of Raqqa, after that the attack aircraft had dropped bombs near U.S. backed forces, in...

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