During a ride-along in Rome, Georgia, we barrel-rolled, ducked, dived, experienced 7 Gs, flew upside down, even achieved weightlessness in an F/A-18.
An F/A-18 was forced to maneuver away after being buzzed by an Iranian drone during a landing attempt in the Central Arabian Gulf.
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is carrying out strike sorties from the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). The first aircraft launched from USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147.
The USS Gerald R Ford scored a double first less than a week after commissioning, as the nuclear-powered supercarrier launched and recovered a fighter plane for the first time using an electromagnetic catapult. On July 28, an F/A-18F...Show More Summary
The shoot-down was executed by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael "MOB" Tremel, an F/A-18E pilot aboard the carrier George H.W. Bush.
The Navy writes to tell us that the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is in the Arabian Gulf supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria; The first aircraft launched from USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147. Accompanying Carrier Air Wing (CVW) […]
Six days after being commissioned, the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy's newest and most sophisticated aircraft carrier, received and launched its first fixed-wing aircraft. An F/A-18 Super Hornet landed on the ship at 3:10 p.m. on July...Show More Summary
Kris Osborn Security, LRASM takes a big step forward. Lockheed Martin and the Navy will soon fire a high-tech Long Range Anti-Ship Missile from a new deck-mounted launcher as a way to expand options for the weapon, increase possible...Show More Summary
A pilot ejected an F/A-18E fighter jet on its final approach to the USS Carl Vinson, U.S. Navy officials confirmed Friday.
An F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Tuesday evening at a military base in Southern California’s high desert, but it’s unclear if the the pilot was injured, authorities said. The crash was reported shortly after 6 p.m. at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, about 140 miles east...
FILE - In this file photo from Wednesday, June 15, 2016, an F/A-18 Hornet takes off the deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis during joint military exercise between the United States, Japan and India off the coast 180 miles east of Japan's southernmost island of [...]
Kris Osborn Security, The Navy's new Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System will be operational next year - and launch an F/A-18 off of the deck of the service's emerging next-generation carrier - the USS Ford. Next year, the Navy plans...Show More Summary
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