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About the best aircraft video yet.

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posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 10:03 PM
I've watched a lot of videos over the years. This has more unique situations than I've ever seen.

Downright beautiful shots as well. Enjoy

posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 10:24 PM
Wow!! That was a fun ride!

Thanks, trucker...

posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 11:05 PM
This is the 2014 Hornet Ball video...

Partial transcript from the beginning of the video:

High Flight

(A sonnet written by John Gillespie Magee, an American pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. He came to Britain, flew in a Spitfire squadron, and was killed at the age of nineteen on 11 December 1941 during a training flight from the airfield near Scopwick.)

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.

"Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God."

The Hornet Ball is an annual event were of all the West coast Naval F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet squadrons, their pilots and guests are gathered in celebration. This years highlight video features 10 minutes of pure Hornet porn.

This ball is likened to a Prom for Navy Pilots and each year features a video produced by one of the squadron pilots. "Wingnut", compiled from all the squadrons' last year of flying in both combat and training missions. Armed with an arsenal of action cams he captured video shots of catapult launches, trap landings, aerobatics, dogfighting against Su-30s and Mig-29s, live firing of air-to-air missiles, Laser Guided Bombs, cluster bombs, low level flying in the desert, formation flying, and much more.

edit on 23-12-2015 by Murgatroid because: felt like it...

posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:53 AM
a reply to: Murgatroid

I watched one of those last night. I think it was 2015 though.

posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:54 AM
Another badass video by the east coast Hornet squadrons, the music is below...

Strike Fighter Ball 2014: the new, stunning, East Coast naval F/A-18 Hornet squadrons video!

An F/A-18 pilot at NAS Oceana has produced the Strike Fighter Ball 2014, this year’s video with the most spectacular footage filmed by the East Coast Naval F/A-18C Legacy Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet squadrons. As the West Coast’s Hornet Ball 2014, East’s Strike Fighter Ball 2014 features low level flying over the Desert, catapult launches, trap landings, flybys, aerobatics, formation flying, dogfighting against F-15s, plenty of live firing of air-to-air missiles, JDAMs (Joint Direct Attack Munitions), LGBs (Laser Guided Bombs) and ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared) pod clips.

The video shows also some International Space Station clips, most probably to honor NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman, who spent 165 aboard ISS earlier this year with Exp. 41 and was previously assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 103, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, flying the FA-18F Super Hornet. Last but not least, the Strike Fighter Ball video of the East Coast squadrons features much anti-ISIS air strike footage.

Background music:

1) What so not - 'Touched'
2) M83 - 'We Own The Sky'
3) NONONO - 'Pumpin Blood'
4) Porter Robinson - 'Lionhearted'

posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 01:13 AM
a reply to: Murgatroid

Struggling to embed on my phone. Perhaps you can help me out? Badassery anyway. 👍

posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 01:34 AM
Hornet Ball 2015...


1) Can't Kill Us (Joe Trapanese Remix) by The Glitch Mob
2) Outro by M83
3) Shut Em Down by Celdweller

posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 01:50 AM
a reply to: Murgatroid

Thanks Murgatroid. 👍


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