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HAPPY BIRTHDAY F18

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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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The first flight of the F-18 was the 29th in 1995

YAY

how time flys(lol)




posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

Wow 1995... That seems like yesterday. Cool aircraft that's for sure.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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How about November 18th 1978? We had F/A-18's operating off of the ships that I was on in the 80's.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: penroc3

The first flight of the F-18 was the 29th in 1995

YAY

how time flys(lol)



Obviously that date is for the F-18 Super Hornet.

en.wikipedia.org...

The F-18 Hornet first flew 18th November 1978.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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First one that I ever saw went splash off of the waist cats. The pilot ejected safely. Never liked that plane. It had a computer that supposedly told you what was wrong with the aircraft. Only one problem. What if it was the computer that was broken?



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:18 PM
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Pretty decent plane. Many FA-18 pilots have told me though the F4 Phantom was better.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: tommyjo

I was going to say, I could have sworn it was way older than that.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:26 PM
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Happy belated birthday, super hornet.


I've seen quite a few hornet and super hornet demos at air shows (besides the blue angels which are non-super "regular" hornets). I like em. I admit I miss the F-14s, I always thought they were so neat looking.

F-4s are great aircraft too. Some people think they're unattractive--I disagree. They look tough and sleek to me. We've got a few F-4s that fly out of an airport near by, they use them for training the new pilots in combat.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Was just about to say the same JIMC, I went to weapons school in Lemore in 85 time frame for the F-18, never saw it hit the fleet, got out before my squadron transitioned from A-7s.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: deadbang

I liked the A-7. Easiest engine change there was.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: LifeMode

I loved the F4 infact still do




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