Rock on F/A-18s. Besides being my favourite plane I think they are one of the most popular planes around the world today. If you think about it almost every airforce has them.
Keep Soaring High
I like the F-18, especally the swiss Air Force F-18.
On october 10th and 11th 2005 i was at the Axalp shooting event , held at the Ebenfluh shooting range above Axalp in the middle of the swiss alps.
This event is an training for the swiss pilots to learn to handle the canon of the F-18. They shoot on 3 different targets. The spectators are very close to the action, the ground target was only 60 meters away from us.
Some pics of the event:
J-5008, turning left just over the ground target
4 F-18 of the 11th wing flyby after complete shooting:
J-5022, "Elvis" Reiner during his solo F-18 display. The buildings in the background are the old commando posts, no longer in use
Elvis during solo display
Flares fired during simulated dogfight with an F-5E Tiger II