Photography by Hank Plumley website

Photos of the F/A-18 Hornet, the number two fighter on my list. Besides a nice and big target for photographers, the Hornet provides a lot of muscle for support of the ground forces. It’s the first aircraft to be designated a Fighter and Attack classification, which is why it’s the F/A-18 and not the F-18. Multi-role capability, high survivability, and maneuverability nearly off of the charts, you have to love the F/A-18 Hornet.

Enjoy !

(clicking on the pictures will take you to the gallery)

An F/A-18 Hornet lands at Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 10-4

An EA-18G Growler lands at Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 10-4, the pilots are giving the photographers an interesting stare.

An F/A-18 Hornet demonstrates the tight turning radius during the 2009 Aviaiton Nation Air Show

An F/A-18 Hornet demonstrates the tight turning radius during the 2009 Aviaiton Nation Air Show

An F/A-18 Hornet on takeoff during Red Flag 10-4 at Nellis Air Force Base

An EA-18G Growler on takeoff during Red Flag 10-4 at Nellis Air Force Base

Below is a series of shots of an F/A-18 Hornet from the Scorpion Squadron taking off during Red Flag 10-4 at Nellis Air Force Base. The jet was begging to be captured by a photographer, great tail art !

An F/A-18 Hornet from Scorpion Squadron lifts off from Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 10-4

An EA-18 GRowler from Scorpion Squadron lifts off from Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 10-4

The gear is almost fully retracted on an F/A-18 Hornet from Scorpion Squadron during Red Flag 10-4

The gear is almost fully retracted on an EA-18G Growler from Scorpion Squadron during Red Flag 10-4

Afterburners are lit as the F/A-18 Hornet from Scorpion Squadron kicks it to the ranges during Red Flag 10-4

Afterburners are lit as the EA-18G Growler from Scorpion Squadron kicks it to the ranges during Red Flag 10-4