Watch a US Navy aircraft carrier launch all its F-18s

You’re only a couple feet away from F-18 Hornets launching from an aircraft carrier. You hear the power of the fighter jets, feel the closeness of these flying killing machines and see the impossibility of their take off. The fighter jet starts moving and get up in the air in such a short distance that it’s always… » 6/03/15 7:10pm 6/03/15 7:10pm

Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco. Here are some more images taken by him from previous editions. » 10/13/14 1:03pm 10/13/14 1:03pm

Crosswind take-offs suck even if you're riding a fighter jet

Landing or taking off in heavy crosswinds really sucks no matter which plane you're in. It could be the biggest airliner in the world, a prop plane, or these F-18s taking off in 30 to 40-knot crosswinds—it looks fun from the outside, but it really sucks for the pilot and everyone else inside. » 5/07/14 9:00pm 5/07/14 9:00pm