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.
Because of course:
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
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
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.
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, [...]
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
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 …
An F/A-18 jet crashed Friday in a civilian area in Virginia Beach, Va., the U.S. Navy confirmed to NBC News.