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Navy drone plays well with manned aircraft, caps it with a carrier landing

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The unmanned X-47B drone has proven itself carrier-capable, but can it fit into normal flight operations? The Navy aimed to find out recently in some joint maneuvers alongside an F/A-18 Super Hornet aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The X-47B model...

Navy conducts first series of drone and manned fighter jet operations

The U.S. Navy said its jet-powered, bat-winged X-47B drone has conducted carrier deck operations and performed maneuvers alongside an F/A-18 fighter jet, marking the first time manned and unmanned aircraft have operated together on the same carrier.

Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo Takes On An F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Jet: Video

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

What we have here is a gratuitous display of power and speed, courtesy of two guys who both think they have the best job in the world. Granted, it's hard to argue with that description when it's applied to a Formula One driver and the pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet. Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo took on Royal Australian Air Force...

WATCH: Fox News Meteorologist Passes Out During Insane Jet Ride

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

Fox News' Maria Molina has the need. The need for speed. Specifically, the speed of sound. The Fox meteorologist joined the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for a ride on an F/A-18 Hornet and the experience was too intense for her that she actually passed out.

Plane Scary

10 months agoOdd : Snopes

Photograph shows an F/A-18 Hornet flying past a Detroit apartment building.

Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 Demonstrates Networks with E-2D Aircraft

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the capability of the newest version of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 by establishing communications among an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and the JSOW C-1. The test […]

Fighter Jet Crashes in Switzerland

(GENEVA) — The Swiss military says that an F/A-18 fighter jet has crashed in central Switzerland, and the fate of its two crew members is unknown. Authorities say the crash happened near a military airport in Alpnachstad in the Lake Lucerne region. Show More Summary

Watch 12 incredible minutes of footage from the cockpit of an F/A-18

2 years agoTechnology : Techi.com

With a top speed of Mach 1.8, an impressive assortment of missile and bomb configurations, and a 20mm M61 Vulcan cannon, the F/A 18 is one of the US Navy's deadliest pieces of equipment. It also happens to be an amazing ride from a purely aeronautical perspective. Show More Summary

The Miz Obliterates The Sound Barrier ... In a FIGHTER JET

Nothing fake about this... former WWE champ The Miz in a real life Navy fighter plane... BREAKING THE SPEED OF SOUND... and TMZ has the footage. It all went down in Virginia Beach last week...  when Miz crawled into an F/A-18 fighter for…

Video Of The Day: Fighter Jet Flies Above Northern California

2 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

Here's a dash cam video you won't soon forget. An F/A-18 Hornet cruises at top speed through the canyons of Northern California, showing off the landscape of the area while also completing amazing acrobatics. Watch how ridiculously close to the ground the pilot flies as he inverts turns and completes barrel rolls just over tree tops and riverbanks. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 11, 2012

Aviation ordnancemen assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron 115 arm a GBU-16 Paveway II on an F/A-18E during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. George Washington departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka on May 26 to begin its 2012 patrol. Show More Summary

Va. Crash Spurs Demand for Expanded Buffer Zones

The crash of an F/A-18 Hornet into an apartment complex near Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., has local officials calling for expanded buffer zones around area bases.

Rapid Fire April 9, 2012: Counting Our Blessings

The US Navy said it would start releasing emergency funds today to start compensating the households whose property was destroyed in an F/A-18 crash on Friday in Virginia Beach. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt: “about as close as you can get to a miracle.” The San Diego Union-Tribune wrote a glowing profile of Susie Alderson, [...]

F-18 Jet Crash In Virginia Beach: Everyone Accounted For [Video]

An F/A-18 Navy fighter jet crashed into five Virginia Beach apartment complexes Saturday and authorities initially suspected three residents were missing after going through a checklist of occupants.  Fortunately, while there were at least seven injuries, there were no apparent deaths as a result of the accident. Previous reporting indicated that three people were missing.  [...]Show More Summary

Navy jet crashes into residential building in Virginia

Msnbc.com reports: An F/A-18 jet crashed Friday into a cluster of apartment buildings in Virginia Beach, Va., eyewitnesses and authorities said. A Navy official told NBC News that both pilots had been taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. "They were ambulatory …

Navy F/A-18 jet crashes into building in Virginia Beach

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

An F/A-18 jet crashed Friday in a civilian area in Virginia Beach, Va., the U.S. Navy confirmed to NBC News.

Military jet crashes in Virginia

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

An F/A-18 jet crashed Friday in a civilian area in Virginia Beach, Va., the U.S. Navy confirmed to NBC News. ?The official confirmed that both pilots on board ejected and that two parachutes were spotted. There were no immediate reports of casualties on the ground but the …

I Wish I Had Long Exposure Vision To See Reality Like This [Image Cache]

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Is this PROOF THE US NAVY HAS UFOS or just the launch of an F/A-18 Hornet from the aircraft supercarrier USS Carl Vinson en route through the Arabian Sea? [Flickr] More »

How an F/A-18 Hornet Becomes A Blue Angel [Video]

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's Fleet Week here in San Francisco and that means Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron aka The Blue Angels are back in town for the celebration. This is what it takes to convert a battle-ready F/A-18 Hornet into a marvelous stunt-flying Angel. More »

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