An F/A-18 Super Hornet prepares to take off on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis during a joint military drill off the coast of South Korea on March 16, 2009. On Friday, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he will visit the carrier in the South China [...]
As darkness crept across Afghanistan on a late fall day in 2011, an F/A-18 Super Hornet flown by a U.S. Navy pilot released a single precision guided munition that killed a Taliban leader plotting to carry out attacks against U.S. ground forces. Show More Summary
Two people were killed by crashing into an F/A-18 Super Hornet at NAS Lemoore, all while attempting to escape the California Highway Patrol. Continue reading Two killed after fleeing police, crashing into parked fighter jet Two killed...Show More Summary
Two people in a Jeep crashed into an F/A-18E fighter jet on Thursday after they infiltrated a Navy base in an attempt to escape law enforcement. Both were killed, the Navy Times reports. Read more...
An Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard a KC-46A Pegasus successfully refueled an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet in flight Feb. 10, marking the program’s first using the tanker’s hose and drogue system. The flight, which took place in the skies over Washington state, lasted more than four hours and the tanker’s air refueling operator transferred
An F/A-18 Hornet breaks the sound barrier over the Pacific Ocean, in July 1999. (Photo: Ensign John Gay/US Navy) Ensign John Gay of the U.S. Navy had just returned home from several months aboard the U.S.S. Constellation in the South Pacific when his phone rang. Show More Summary
Judging by this great photo, I think sailor Ryan Draper is doing pretty well. Here, he inspects an F/A-18 afterburner in the jet shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Let’s hope it doesn’t suddenly start. [Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Mai/U.S. Navy] Read more...
Fox News correspondent Lea Gabrielle is featured on Allure.com, where she discusses her fighter pilot background, beauty and making the transition from the armed forces to the life of a journalist. Becoming an F/A-18 pilot complicated...Show More Summary
The future of marine and offshore navigation may not be as awesome as flying an F/A-18 Super Hornet, but Rolls-Royce did a really good job at making it look that [...] The post Rolls-Royce’s Vision of Future Ship Navigation Looks Like Star Trek appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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Photograph shows an F/A-18 Hornet flying past a Detroit apartment building.
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 […]
(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
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
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…
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