One from the archives, because a member of this team asked for a few more shots from Cherry Point 2016
Originally shared by +Fly By Photography Bright Plane, Dull Sky CF-18 demo in the murky skies over MCAS Cherry Point. #CF18 #Hornet #RCAF #CF18Demo #aviation #plane #Flybyphotography  
23 Sep 2017 in G+ Posts, by
Originally shared by +Fly By Photography the Loop Break maneuver, Cdr. Weisser hustling his jet, past crowd right, into position for the 6 Plane Cross. #aviation #Navy #BlueAngels #NASOceana #AirShow #F18 #Hornet  
19 Dec 2016 in G+ Posts, by
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet @ Axalp 2015, Switzerland
Originally shared by The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (F/A designation for Fighter/Attack). Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations. The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, has used the Hornet since 1986.The U.S. Navy started the Naval Fighter-Attack, Experimental (VFAX) program to procure a multirole aircraft to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, the A-7 Corsair II, and the remaining McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs, and to complement the F-14 Tomcat.Though the YF-16 won the LWF competition, the Navy was skeptical that an aircraft with one engine and narrow landing gear could be easily or economically adapted to carrier service, and refused to adopt an F-16 derivative. On 2 May 1975 the Navy announced its selection of the YF-17. Since the LWF did not share the design requirements of the VFAX, the Navy asked McDonnell Douglas and Northrop to develop a new aircraft from the […]
29 Jan 2016 in G+ Posts, by
"Slip The Surly Bonds"
Originally shared by +Fly By Photography Lt. Joe “Goat” Krukar speeds past in the F-18 Hornet. Plus, Comment and Share #flying #plane #hornet #f18 #boeing #vfa106 #usnavy #navy #aviation #photography #canonusa #oceanaairshow #airshow #nasoceana #usnavy #flybyphotography  
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