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.