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.
She is the invisible crewmate inside every F/A-18 Hornet cockpit, shelling out snappy commands and dire warnings to even the world’s most experienced and confident fighter pilots. Now, the woman behind the Hornet’s famous Bitchin’ Betty aural warning system, with its distinct southern drawl, is retiring.
We just reported on what appears to be an exotic stealth Super Hornet test article stored at the USAF’s Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group’s boneyard in Arizona. Due to limited photographic evidence we could only theorize that article in question was a fully formed concept, not a much more conventionally…
As Canada's CF-18 Hornet replacement saga continues to limp along, some news is coming out of Ottawa that would pit Boeing's economical and familiar F/A-18 Super Hornet against the stealthy yet expensive F-35 Lightning.
How a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet carrier fighter aircraft managed to get stranded in Afghanistan isn't clear, but the U.S. Air Force had a unique solution for getting it back to home base in San Diego: A ride in a cargo plane.