Tag: NAS Lemoore

The Oldest and the Boldest: Cool video celebrates the 100th Anniversary of VFA-14 Tophatters
VFA-14 is based at NAS Lemoore and flies the F/A-18E Super Hornet, and are the Navy's oldest active squadron, having formed in 1919. Called “Tophatter Centennial Cruise” the cool video in this post celebrates the 100th anniversary of U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 14 (VFA-14) Tophatters, “the Oldest and the Boldest.” VFA-14 is based at Naval...
Hornets’ Nest: Cool video shows U.S. Navy Strike Fighters thundering trough Star Wars Canyon
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips, the cool clip in this post features F/A-18F Super Hornets belonging to VFA-154 ‘Black Knights’ and to VFA-122, ‘Flying Eagles’, both based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore along with EA-18G Growlers from VX-9 ‘The Vampires’ out at Naval...
F-35C IOC comes shortly after the Department of the Navy’s first Lightning II squadron, VFA 147, completed aircraft carrier qualifications aboard USS Carl Vinson and received Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification. The Commander, Naval Air Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation jointly announced that the aircraft carrier variant of...
Two U.S. Navy F-35C fly in formation for a photo exercise and the result is simply stunning
VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy Operational F-35C squadron based out of NAS Lemoore Taken on Nov. 16, 2018 the cool photos in this post show, two F-35C Lightning II, attached to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, fly in formation for a photo exercise. VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy...
The F-35C incident was possibly related to a mechanical issue in the aircraft On Sep. 24, 2018 an F-35C attached to VFA-125 was forced to divert to Fresno Yosemite International Airport after an indicator lighted up in the cockpit. The pilot had tried to troubleshoot the issue in flight and decided to land at Fresno as he was too far to...
First Atlantic Fleet Squadron to induct the F/A-18 performs its last flight on Legacy Hornet
The Wildcats of VFA-131 received their first F/A-18 Hornet in May 1984 As reported by Wavy.com VFA-131 has flown its last flight on the F/A-18 and the unit is preparing to transition to the Super Hornet. Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 The squadron was the first to induct the F/A-18 in the Atlantic Fleet back in 1984. VFA-34, 37 and 83 will be...
Boat Captain to U.S. Naval Aviator: "Buzz Us Like Tom Cruise Did The Tower In Top Gun"
About 11,000 manhours were devoted to the repairs and servicing of the aircraft On Dec. 8, 2016 the U.S. Navy has managed to return a fire-damaged F/A-18 Super Hornet back to the fleet for the first time. The aircraft, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Two (VFA-122), made an arrested landing in Aug. 2009 at Naval Air Weapons Systems China...