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.
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.
Here are Hornet Ball 2014 and Hornet Ball 2013.
H/T to “C-Rock” for sending the video our way!
I love the hornet, waiting for DCS World F/A-18E version next year!
it will be the F18C, and no indication that it will come next year.
Eh, I think the previous years’ were better.
“Hornet Ball” *snicker* Too bad they don’t still have Fighter Fling with the Tomcats. :-(
Nice peek at the 2.75″ DAGR laser guided rockets in action too.