[Editor’s Note–Yesterday, C.W. Lemoine a Naval Reserve F/A-18 pilot and prior AFRES Viper Driver, opined about several articles tied to this report. Most the pieces launched onto the Interwebs were View More ›
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As one of our followers here on FighterSweep, you’re probably someone that likes to keep track of the latest news on America’s most advanced fighters–especially the stealthy, badass fifth-generation F-22 View More ›
“Can you fly this morning? We’ve had fallout,” my Director of Operations asked. I had been sitting in the base hotel room, getting ready to go to the gym since View More ›
“The weather is clear; you are executing a formation takeoff on Runway One-Seven-Right. At rotation, you hear a loud pop, bang, and buzz and the number two engine RPM rolls View More ›
As I previously mentioned in the Hornet vs Viper discussion, both of these legacy fighters are multirole. They’re designed to fight their way in to a target area using an View More ›
Two F/A-18A+ Hornets and their pilots are struck by lightning mid-flight. Can they recover their bearings and get back to base safely?
It’s fun watching an Eagle have to tap blower to hang on your wing when you’re supersonic in MIL power headed back to the CAP.
In Hornet vs Viper (Part Two), an pilot who’s flown both F-16 and F-18 looks at the differences in preflight briefing, gear worn by pilots, and boarding and preparing for takeoff.