An EA-18G Growler from VAQ-129 climbs out of OLF Coupeville in full afterburner Picture this: the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and yellow dandelions are beginning to bloom in the green grass. Sounds pretty good, right? As AvGeeks, what could make this better? Well, how about the sound of jets? Not just [...]Show More Summary
Americas The Marine Corps is altering its aerial combat techniques to introduce F-35Bs alongside older F/A-18s. The Hornet Standard Game Plan will see the Corps adapt air-to-air combat tactics to maximize the new jet’s capabilities. Additionally, the plan will see the Marine Corps change the language used by pilots to better align with both the […]
Two Navy F-18s landed at an airbase on the island, which Beijing considers part of its sovereign territory.
Americas As expected, the Navy included twelve Super Hornets and eight F-35s as part of list of “unfunded priorities” prepared for Congress, according to Reuters. With the manufacturing line of the F/A-18 likely to remain open past the previously-anticipated 2017 cut-off, following a recently-released study. Navy commanders are pushing for improved firepower for the the […]
Americas Much tut-tutting is heard in the trade press now that the Air Force is stating openly that the F-35 will not be prepared to take on the close air support (CAS) role for which it is, in small part, slated. This has not slowed down the Air Force’s ardor for retiring the current CAS […]
Our friend Lieutenant Chris Nigus — Weapons Training Officer with the Strike-Fighter Squadron VFA-27 Royal Maces — sent us his new video, which has some truly spectacular shots that I have never seen before. Like the night gunfire video above — we only had photos — or this cool landing footage from a carrier’s deck camera. More »
Look at this neat model of air base! Those perfectly executed aircraft models: an AWACS, B-52, KC-135, E-2, F-15, F-16, F-18 and even more. That regiment of lead soldiers! I wanna play with them for hours and hours. Wait, what, this is real? Read more...
The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refueling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of […]
Plenty of afterburner against the night backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip! This footage features the B-2 Spirit, F-22 Raptor, Eurofighter Typhoon, E-3 Sentry (AWACS), F-18 Hornet, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, and a few others. […]
Lieutenant Chris Nigus sent us these series of spectacular photos taken while flying on missions during the last couple of years of his deployment in Japan. Above you can see him flying low level in Japan's Orange Route. Some of them show weapons firing from his F/A-18E Super Hornet. Read more...
Enjoyed the Death Valley article and video (lat.ms/1L8FiWg) ["Death Valley Comes Alive" by Christopher Reynolds, Jan. 25]. We visited Death Valley only a few months ago, my first visit since the '70s, and loved it. We were standing at the viewpoint at the western entrance, and my wife was...
Emergency: F-18 to Land the Boeing
Sorry for the delay, but Episode 1 part of the CAB Show is finally here!
The Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark—the first Chinese carrier-based fighter that is designed to match and even surpass the American F/A-18E/F Super Hornet—is no longer a test prototype. This photo shows fully operative serial units on the deck of the Liaoning, People's Liberation Army Navy's aircraft carrier. Read more...
Russian long-range bomber planes flew just off the northwest coast of Canada on Monday, the same day that 28 Russian jets and bomber planes were intercepted over the Baltic Sea. Canadian F-18 Hornet fighters were among the NATO jets that intercepted those planes over the Baltic. Show More Summary
Sources inside Spain's military have reportedly told a Spanish newspaper that only a handful of the country's Eurofighter Typhoon jets are fully operational and that semi-retired F-18 aircraft are being called back into full service to meet NATO commitments. Show More Summary
Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco. Here are some more images taken by him from previous editions. Read more...
I have a hard time believing that some of the sequences in this video are not rendered in 3D software. They are just impossibly perfect — but yes, they’re real. Most of them are fighters like the Mirage, F-16, F-18, F-15 — but you can see some bombers, like the B-2 and F-117. Pure plane porn. More »
Image Cache: This spectacular photo by US Marine Corps by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel of flames exploding behind a Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Hornet at the 2014 Miramar Air Show in California is blowing my mind. More »
"Dude, dude! Jets!" Read more...