"Dude, dude! Jets!"
A 21-year-old Redditor named Devin says that her house was destroyed by the horrific F-18 plane crash on Friday. That circled wreckage above? Her crib. She took it upon herself to start an Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit to share her crazy and disturbing story.
The US Navy has published photos of the aftermath of the F/A-18D crash. They clearly show the damage on the apartments that got hit, along with the foam-covered grounds. It's amazing how lucky the residents and the pilots were.
I've logged a lot of hours playing flying simulators and raced around in a doorless Gyrocopter, so I thought I had a decent concept of what it's like to to be in cockpit of a fighter jet. This GoPro video from the inside of a Navy F18 shows just how wrong I was. It's so much better.
Watching F/A-18E fighters launching from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln—a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier part of the US 5th Fleet—is always impressive. Watching them catapulted into the nothingness of night makes it beautiful, and a tad scary.
This is the hangar bay of the USS George H. W. Bush, the last Nimitz-class aircraft supercarrier of the US Navy. I'm surprised to see all these F-18 combat jets parked it in this seemingly chaotic traffic jam.