A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter crashed into the ocean and the pilot ejected unharmed while on approach to land on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that was briefly confused to have been off the coast of the Korean Peninsula during North Korea’s failed missile test last weekend, but wasn’t.
Despite having the highest accident rate of any U.S. Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft, the Marines will keep the AV-8B Harrier around longer than planned. The reason is simple: Marine F/A-18 Hornets are in far worse shape and need to be replaced sooner. In 2014, the Marines were committed to retiring the Harrier…
Landing an aircraft on a moving vessel requires a particular kind of precision and know-how that very few human beings can execute with significant technological support. Believe it or not, one psychological test observed that the stress landing on a carrier causes pilots more stress than what troops experience in…
The Japanese Defense Ministry said that its military vessels and aircraft are aiding in a search and rescue effort for a U.S. Marine Corps pilot who ejected from a jet in southern Japan.
Perhaps for an F/A-18C, a normal flyby just wouldn't do.
We've seen the Space Shuttle Endeavour flying home to Los Angeles in still photos and in video, but we've never seen it like this: from the cockpit of one of its F/A-18 escort fighters.
Reports are coming in that a Naval FA/18 Hornet jet fighter crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, Virginia near Naval Airstation Oceana. A traffic cam video from a local news station shows smoke coming from off-camera near I-264.
A highlight reel of your life probably looks like this: sleep, work, occasional sex, sleep, free Crazy Bread with your pizza. The highlight reel of the F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier looks like this.
This weekend's APBA Gold Cup speedboat race in Detroit may have been exciting, but it was slightly overshadowed, both literally and figuratively, by the orifice-exploding sight of a freaking F/A-18 Hornet buzzing downtown.