F/A-18 Super Hornet Pilots Bring “Top Gun” to Life

Looking forward to some high-octane, high-speed fighter jet scenes in the upcoming sequel to Top Gun?

Well… maybe these “Stories from the Deck” of the USS George H.W. Bush can help quench your thirst in the meantime.

A newly released short video series highlights the workhorse and backbone of U.S. Navy aviation: the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Hear from U.S. Navy pilots and crew about the Super Hornet’s wealth of mission capabilities and how it’s evolving to stay ahead of future threats with next-generation capabilities.

One of the most proven, versatile and affordable fighter jets used by the Navy and international allies, the F/A-18 Super Hornet has a reputation of being the Navy’s only strike fighter that lets it dominate both the skies and land, and has surpassed more than 10 million flight hours.

In the videos below, get a rare, up close and personal view of the F/A-18 in action.

Episode 1: F/A-18 Pilots and Crew

Episode 2: Tailhooks and Catapults!

Episode 3: Weapons Systems Officer and Maintenance

Episode 4: Aircraft Handling Officer

Episode 5: Block III Capabilities

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