F/a 18 Hornet

Written by Rylee Newton
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The F/A 18 Hornet is a fighter jet and an all-weather attack plane. It is traditionally used in conjunction with the F-14 Tomcat in military operations. This airplane is currently in use by nearly 40 different squadrons around the world, and from ten different aircraft carriers. These are the jets that are currently being used by the U.S. Air Force demonstrations in their Blue Angels team.

To date, the F/A 18 Hornet is used by several different nations including Canada, Australia, Finland, Spain and Switzerland. These jets have proven themselves over and over in battle. They were used in the Persian Gulf War where they broke all kinds of records for maintenance, power and dependability. These aircraft have been known to take direct hits and return to their base with crew intact.

The F/A 18 Hornet: The Aircraft of the Blue Angels

Like so many military aircraft pictures, the one above hardly does the Hornet justice. If you can, you should try to catch an air show featuring the Blue Angels. Nothing drives home to speed, power, and maneuverability of this beautifully designed aircraft like seeing it first-hand. You can also find many different airplane collectibles as these shows.

You can find more information about the F/A 18 hornet online. There are several websites dedicated to the men and women who have flown these planes into battle, and in training missions around the country. Some websites provide you with information about where you can catch performances of the Blue Angels in your hometown. This is a one of a kind experience that makes for a worthwhile experience for people young and old.


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