Aviation Photo #1006881 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet - USA - Navy

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Blue Angels' mirror image in near perfection. 2005 NAS Patuxent River Air Show
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    Ken Cheung Photography
    USA - Navy
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas
    0453/A371
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    Patuxent River - NAS / Trapnell Field
    Maryland
    USA
    September 3, 2005
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Comments (32)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excuse me, but what exactly is it that they're doing?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Timing Timing Timing. And Luck!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Majestic!! i dream to be a pilot one day
Anonymous
11 years ago
The US Navy presents the first aircraft ever that can safely land inverted!
Anonymous
11 years ago
One's dream photo. Congratulations.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is that one plain???? Perfect timing!!!!
I've never seen something like that before!!
You need a while to understand what happens there :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
What the ?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice!
To answer that question, this is a 2-ship formation with one aircraft upside-down creating a mirror effect. Both are in 'dirty' gear and arrestor hook down configuration.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What is happening? looks good, but image is strange
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is this a difficult manouver? how much skill is needed to set up both aircraft in this manner?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thank You, Ken for capturing "The Fortus" beautifully. Whenever I visit the USA, I always make it a point to coincide my vacation date with the Blue Angels airshow in San Diego. This is definitely one of the Best aerobatic team in the world. I never tire of seeing them perform.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! Superb. Pozdrawiam Mati
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture makes me dizzy. Great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
OMG - What a scary Photo!!! .. These Pilots dit it :)
I have never seen such a Picture before ...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congratulations to this great photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just amazing, great photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
SUPERB! EXCELLENT SHOT!
Anonymous
10 years ago
They must be side by side????
Anonymous
10 years ago
That`s more than brilliant! These guys are a bit like gods, are they?:D
Anonymous
10 years ago
These guys are really skilled proffesionals,amazing photo, just at the right moment. Congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is a amazing. Perfect timing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hehe... B-angels are better than T-birds IMO. :P
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a awsome photo. it would lead one to believe that it is one plane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
You simply cannot get better that the Blues!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I dont understand this photo. I like it though. 5 stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's the F/A-18U Über Hornet!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I would not like to fly that in a long haul flight would you ;-) Great shot Ken
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice done! With the planes placed slightly between each other, one upside down and the closest in normal position and the photographer at the perfect spot, well, this is the result. It's a master photograph, five stars!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Talk about precision formation flying! It looks like a mirror image. The photographer timed this one just perfectly.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's the new plane, it's called "The Mirror", j/k great shot man
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's the F-36 Ultra Hornet

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