Hornet Ball 2013 video: the best footage from all the West coast naval Hornet squadrons

“Wingnut” is a Hornet pilot who produced the following video for the 2013 Hornet Ball.

The Hornet Ball (Strike Fighter Ball Pacific) is an annual event consisting of all the West coast Naval F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet squadrons, their pilots and guests.

The event each year features a video compiled from all the squadrons’ last year of flying in both combat and training missions: in the 2013 footage you can see everything, from low level flying, to Hornets flying with RMAF Su-30 Flankers, to a High Value Air Asset Escort of a B-52 Stratofortress over a U.S. aircraft carrier, to catapult launches, trap landings, aerobatics, dogfighting and missile firing.


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