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Fighter jet crashes at Marine base in Southern California desert; unclear if pilot injured

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...

U.S. Strategically Squeezing China In South China Sea, Says Beijing

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 [...]

New US Navy Aircraft Carrier Will Launch Fighters Using Electromagnetic Force

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

U.S. To Send Fighter Jets To Philippines, Tensions In South China Sea Mount

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 [...]

Sen. Feingold’s War on the F/A-18 Super Hornet

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 killed after fleeing police, crashing into parked fighter jet

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 Killed As Jeep Crashes Into Fighter Jet During Police Chase 

8 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

KC-46 refuels fighter jet with hose, drogue system for first time

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

The Wildly Misunderstood Aeronautics Event Captured in This Photograph

10 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

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

How Would You Feel Inside the Engine of a Fighter Jet?

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

In Profile: Gabrielle, Bartiromo, Diaz-Balart

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

Rolls-Royce’s Vision of Future Ship Navigation Looks Like Star Trek

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.

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

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

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

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

3 years 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

3 years agoHumor : 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 […]

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

4 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

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