Bring on the VAPOR!
Fans inside the gates will witness the F/A-18F Super Hornet screaming down the runway and taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport. This incredible demonstration is designed to highlight the mobility, versatility, and power of the F/A-18F. From the high “G” minimum radius turn to the slow speed “high-alpha” pass, the demonstration puts the Super Hornet (nicknamed the “Rhino”) through its paces.
The U.S. Navy's F/A-18F Super Hornet is an all-weather strike fighter aircraft that performs fighter escort, fleet air defense, force projection, interdiction, and close air support. An upgrade of the F/A-18C/D Hornet, the Super Hornet is 25 percent larger and offers longer range, greater endurance, increased weapon and fuel-carrying ability along with improved survivability and the capacity for future growth. Visit the Facebook page for all the latest news.
The U.S. Navy East Coast F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team will come from Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA 106), also known as the “Gladiators” based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia.