F/A-18 Super Hornet - Pushing the Envelope

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by drueter, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. drueter

    drueter

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    One of the awesome displays of power and agility at the airshow was the F/A-18 Super Hornet that was put through some staggering maneuvers. They kept it below the sound barrier, but it was still something to watch. Here are a few shots from the demo:

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    They also did a flyby with 2 WWII fighters that had been flying in a reenactment session in what was dubbed a "Legacy Flight". Not sure on the ID of the older planes. I was really amazed that the Hornet could slow down enough to fly in formation with the older planes.

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  2. Well, one of them is, I think, an F4U Corsair (the one with the gull shaped wings).

    Don't about the other, a Buffalo maybe?

    I like the shots.

    Mark
     
  3. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice shots, Don. The second and third image are my favorites. I wish that I could offer some insight on the older aircraft, but I have no clue. Thanks for posting your captures.
     
  4. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
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