Inverted F-18 Hornet Photo Will Make Your Head Spin a Little

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It's not that flying inverted is particularly difficult—if you are Blue Angel, that is. But this photo of one of their F/A-18 Hornets inverted "during the double farvel maneuver at a practice flight demonstration over Pensacola Beach" made my head spin a little bit.

The Blue Angels 2012 performances are in celebration of the centennial of naval aviation and commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

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The image makes a great airplane porn background—it's optimized for the MacBook Pro Retina, by the way. [US Navy]

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson

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I've never understood why their text on the wings reads so. Unless your right on in tail with a bottom window, what is the point? Ambulances figured it out a long time ago(for example).