F-18 Hornet Pictures

  1. Heart-shaped Boom - an F/A-18F Super Hornet breaks the sound barrier in a low overhead pass, creating a heart-shaped vapor cloud around it as a result of breaking the sound barrier, seen from front right in clear blue sky. Picture by Albert K. Jones, USN.

  2. Sonic Boom - an F/A-18C Hornet breaks the sound barrier in a fly-by very low over the ocean, creating white vapor that visualize the form of the dense sound energy of the sonic boom, seen from left. Picture by Travis K. Mendoza, USN.

  3. Super Hornets 1 - two F/A-18F Super Hornet fighters make a low overhead fly-by, seen from below left under clear blue sky. Picture by Zachary S. Welch, USN.

  4. Flares - a F-18 Hornet, rolled right high above the clouds, releases multiple large bright defensive flares, seen from left. Picture by Greg Linderman, USN.

  5. Off the deck 1 - F/A-18C Hornet starts ascending to the clear sky just after take-off from an aircraft carrier, seen from the deck, lit by the sun from right. Picture by Chris Bartlett, USN.

  6. Super Hornet - close-up of a F/A-18E Super Hornet in low flight over the deep blue ocean, seen from an aircraft just ahead of it. Picture by Ignacio D. Perez, USN.

  7. Super Hornet Flyby - F/A-18F Super Hornet, rolled right, about to break the sound barrier in a fly-by, seen from right under clear sky. Picture by Ruben Reed, USN.

  8. Off the deck 2 - F/A-18C Hornet just as it leaves the flight deck of an aircraft carrier at dawn with full afterburners, seen from behind left. Picture by Andrew Schneider, USN.

  9. Super Hornet flyby - an F/A-18F Super Hornet making a low nearby flyby, rolled left and lit by the sun in perfect clear dark blue winter sky. Picture by Daniel Barker, USN.

  10. Hornet takeoff 1 - an F/A-18C Hornet launches from an aircraft carrier, seen from behind right. Picture by John Philip Wagner Jr, USN.

  11. Super Hornets 2 - two F/A-18E Super Hornet fighters flying low overhead under clear winter sky. Picture by Chad R. Erdmann, USN.

  12. Super Hornet takeoff - an F-18F Super Hornet banks left over the deep blue ocean a moment after it launched from an aircraft carrier, lit by the sun from right, seen from behind. Picture by Denny Cantrell, USN.

  13. Hornet flyby - close up of an F-18C Hornet making a low altitude high speed flyby pass, seen from front and left. Picture by James R. Evans, USN.

  14. Break formation 1 - an F-18E Super Hornet breaks away to the right from a formation of F-18 Hornets while making a low overhead flyby pass, seen from right and below. Picture by James R. Evans, USN.

  15. Carrier below - a sun lit F-18 Super Hornet flies high over the bright wide wake of an aircraft carrier in the deep blue ocean, seen from right and above. Picture by Johnnie Caldwell, USN.

  16. Super Hornet overhead - an F-18E Super Hornet makes a high speed overhead pass with bright white sun lit turbulence trailing its wings and tails, seen from right and below. Picture by Brandon C. Wilson, USN.

  17. F-18 flare - an F-18C Hornet, lit by the sun from left, release a bright flare under clear deep blue sky, seen from left and below. Picture by Peter Scheu, USN.

  18. Carrier landing - an F-18C Hornet over the wide wake of an aircraft carrier just before landing on it, seen from front and right. Picture by Eduardo Zaragoza, USN.

  19. Hornet Takeoff - close up of an F-18C Hornet just after being launched from a carrier's flight deck, with purple afterburners and sun lit from the side. Picture by Ron Reeves, USN.

  20. Super Hornet Climb - close up of an F-18F Super Hornet with its nose up, climbing to the clear blue sky above, seen from right and below. Picture by Jarod Hodge, USN.

  21. Supersonic flyby - an F-18F Super Hornet making a low supersonic flyby, surrounded by round white turbulence, rolled left, seen from right and behind. Picture by Jarod Hodge, USN.

  22. Hornet takeoff 2 - a sun lit F-18C Hornet launches off the deck of an aircraft carrier and over the blue water of the Pacific Ocean. Picture by Geoffrey Lewis, USN.

  23. Break formation 2 - the wingman of a two F-18C Hornets formation breaks left as the lead aircraft continues straight and level under clear blue sky, seen from right. Picture by Daniel J. McLain, USN.

  24. Super Hornet climb - an F-18E Super Hornet climbs up almost vertically to perfectly clear blue sky with afterburners. Picture by Bo Flannigan, USN.

  25. Off the deck 3 - a F-18F Super Hornet launches off the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, seen from behind. Picture by Jonathan Chandler, USN.

  26. Takeoff at dawn - an F-18 Hornet launches from the flight deck at dawn. Picture by Ricardo J. Reyes, USN.

  27. F-18 high-G pull - an F-18F Super Hornet making a high-G pull as it dives, instantly creating a large round white cloud over its wings and body, under clear deep blue sky. Picture by Daniel J. McLain, USN.

  28. Mach 1 flyby - a F-18 Hornet reaching the speed of sound while making an overhead flyby, with the typical white turbulence forming around the aircraft, seen from front right over deep blue clear sky background. Picture by Milosz Reterski, USN.

  29. Wingtip contrails - a F-18 Hornet closing in with white wingtip contrails low over the Pacific Ocean. Picture by Elizabeth Thompson, USN.

  30. Hornets refuel - a F/A-18F Super Hornet refueling from another Super Hornet at high altitude, seen from left. Picture by USN.

  31. Hornet high - an F/A-18 Hornet armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and JDAM GPS-guided bombs, lit by the early morning sun over clear blue sky background. Picture by Ken Koelbl, USN.

  32. F-18 takeoff - a F-18 banks slightly to the left just after takeoff from an aircraft carrier, seen from the carrier over a background of the ocean and the sky.

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