Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The F/A-18F Super Hornet

The Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet made an impression at Thunder Over Michigan.

First let's get an idea of the size of the Super Hornet by comparing it to an everyday well-known vehicle, the humble mini-van:

It's super-sized all right.

It's got plenty of power to move that size through the skies, and the volume to match and the Demo team thrilled the crowd by putting the Super Hornet through its paces:

Including an easy inverted roll and then kicking in the burner and climbing:

The Demo team also demonstrated a carrier landing and bolter:

Note the markings on the wing:

The "6 KUSS" is in honor of Marine Captain Jeff Kuss, a Blue Angels pilot who flew Blue Angels Number 6 solo, sadly lost in a crash this year. The Demo team did honor to his memory with an outstanding performance.


juvat said...

Air Shows and Museums sure make life easier as a blogger don't they? Been milking the AF Museum for a month now!

Great Pic, BTW.

Aaron said...

That they do. It's also a nice break from the rather bleak political scene.
Thanks, I managed to take a lot of great pics this show, with some even better ones to come.