Badass video by the East Coast Hornet squadrons.
An F/A-18 pilot at NAS Oceana has produced the Strike Fighter Ball 2014, this year’s video with the most spectacular footage filmed by the East Coast Naval F/A-18C Legacy Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet squadrons.
As the West Coast’s Hornet Ball 2014, East’s Strike Fighter Ball 2014 features low level flying over the Desert, catapult launches, trap landings, flybys, aerobatics, formation flying, dogfighting against F-15s, plenty of live firing of air-to-air missiles, JDAMs (Joint Direct Attack Munitions), LGBs (Laser Guided Bombs) and ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared) pod clips.
The video shows also some International Space Station clips, most probably to honor NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman, who spent 165 aboard ISS earlier this year with Exp. 41 and was previously assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 103, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, flying the FA-18F Super Hornet.
Last but not least, the Strike Fighter Ball video of the East Coast squadrons features much anti-ISIS air strike footage.
H/T to “Strobes” for the heads-up