Hornet Ball 2015 is the most exciting Naval Aviation video you’ll see this year

Stunning footage from U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet strike-fighter aviation community.

This year’s West Coast Hornet Ball video is simply amazing.

Produced by LT Joseph “C-Rock” Stephens, an Instructor WSO with the VFA-122 Flying Eagles, Hornet Ball 2015 features clips from most of the squadrons based at NAS Lemoore as well as the 4 forward deployed squadrons in Japan: VFA-102, VFA-27, VFA-115, and VFA-195.

Hornet Ball 2015 cockpit top

The absolutely exciting 13-min video will bring you aboard West coast F/A-18C Legacy Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet during blue water ops, trap landings in sandstorm, bad weather or at night, mock air-to-air combat against supermaneuverable Royal Malaysian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30s, live firing of AIM-9 air-to-air missiles, LGBs (Laser Guided Bombs), low-level flying in the mountains and through the famous Jedi Transition, ATFLIR  (Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared) pod clips, and also while guiding a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) against a moving target at sea.

Hornet Ball 2015 cockpit

Here are Hornet Ball 2014 and Hornet Ball 2013.

H/T to “C-Rock” for sending the video our way!

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.