Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2019, 14:04
by basher54321
Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Awesome question! This is a question I used to ask a lot while going through flight school. I am truly fortunate to have experience flying both jets. They are both awesome machines with tremendous capability, but you’ll see why I prefer the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet by the time you finish reading.

Keep in mind that these thoughts are just my opinions and dozens of others have had the chance to fly both jets (although I’d say that most of those people would agree with most of these points).


https://fightersweep.com/5334/ask-fight ... er-hornet/

Re: Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2019, 02:02
by firebase99
Great read, thanks for sharing!!

Re: Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2019, 02:58
by sferrin


Makes me wonder what an F-18L might have been like.

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Re: Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2019, 14:22
by mixelflick
Honestly, I think the F-18L would have followed in the F-16s footsteps: It would have gained considerable weight as new missions/capabilities were demanded of it.

That was a terrific demo though. Wonder what the Flanker did (taxiing in the background as Hornet lands) to Trump that?!

Re: Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2019, 14:31
by vilters
Congrats, that was a great show.

Re: Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 00:39
by sferrin
Check out the Swiss demo at the same airshow (Finland then Switzerland):