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.
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 …
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 »
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 »
If you’ve ever felt like (or were told) you were bad at your job, you can at least take comfort in the fact that you didn’t accidentally walk in front of an F/A-18?s path as it was attempting a landing. That’s exactly what two crewmen aboard an aircraft carrier did this past month; as an [...] F/A-18E narrowly avoids smashing into sailors [Video] is a post from: The Inquisitr
Aside from a bad can of beans, an F/A-18E jet about to land on top of you is the easiest way to shit your pants in the Navy. Last month these clueless sailors were almost vaporized. More »
Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Yan-Oliver B. Kouaokwa sands the wing of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Show More Summary
The Red Wings' Abdelkader, a former Spartan, took a ride with the Blue Angels in an F/A-18 Hornet. "We flew over Ann Arbor, went over the Big House – if we'd had had a couple bombs on it, maybe we would have dropped a couple on there." He's joking, we think. [Detroit Free Press] More »
Southern California's high desert has been a stand-in for Mars for NASA technology testing many times over the years. And so it is again, in a series of flights by an F/A-18 aircraft to test the landing radar for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
An F/A-18 Hornet was damaged Tuesday when it slid off the runway during a landing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Marine officials said. The pilot did not eject and was not injured during the 1:30 p.m. incident at the...
Not content with their recent, record-breaking tests of weaponized railguns, the U.S. Navy is also intent on using the technology to launch fighter jets from aircraft carriers. And they successfully did just that with an F/A-18E Super Hornet. More »
It works! The official performance results aren’t available yet, but General Atomics confirmed this afternoon that it’s next-gen aircraft carrier launch system successfully launched an F/A-18E Super Hornet on Saturday, not with steam but with its new electromagnetic aircraft launch system, or EMALS. Rather than charging up a steam catapult to hurl aircraft down [...]