"The first fighter to blast down the main runway at Jacksonville Naval Air Station Friday was an F/A-18C Hornet painted to look like a Soviet MiG, red stars and all. It shot over Roosevelt Boulevard shortly after 11 a.m., banked sharply left away from Target parking lot and headed out to sea. It was followed, in brief intervals, by four more Hornets, two Israeli-made Kfir fighters and a Hawker Hunter, a 1950s-era British jet."
Beiaard From United States of America, joined May 2011, 43 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3089 times:
Seems to me they've do this every now and again.
The thing that struck me as curious was the mention of a Hawker Hunter...did they also fly in a Sopwith Camel and some mounted cavalry in case they encountered those in the time-warp dogfights that they must be expecting?
Really though, why a Hawker Hunter? No one operates them any more, do they? I would think that they would be no match against any (even remotely) modern fighter...
Tolling the bells of the Swamp to delight the Common Spirit
jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2841 times:
ATAC http://www.atacusa.com is in town (NAS JAX) with both the Kfirs and Hawker Hunters supporting the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group's Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joing Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).