Aviation Photo #1310774 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet - USA - Navy

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As this rhino floats over the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a powerful strobe lights up the bottom of the aircraft creating shadows that can be seen in the engine intakes and on the inside of the flaps.
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    Sagar Pathak
    USA - Navy
    Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
    Boeing F/A-18/EA-18 Hornet/Growler
    Boeing F/A-18/EA-18 Hornet/Growler
    Pacific Ocean
    International Airspace
    November 29, 2007
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Photo Added: December 27, 2007

Comments (13)

13 years ago
Great timing = amazing shot. Already in a dozen "favorite" or "best of" albums
13 years ago
What a great first shot for a.net! You perfectly froze this moment in time. 5/5
13 years ago
Easily the best military photo on a.net! It's just so hard to put the finger on what's so great with it, so I'll just go all in and say that everything is good about it!
13 years ago
Kick Ass!
I love these Super-Bees!!!
I've always thought these things even look like a real hornet. So, I guess the carrier is the nest!
Very good photo.
13 years ago
The "strobe light" is actually the landing light on the nose gear. I was an airframe mech on F18's with VFA125 out of NASL from 89'-93'. A quality pic none the less and brings back great memories. I truly miss being at sea. Thank you.
13 years ago
Wow, I'm impressed by how well the photographer managed to get the plane to just appear to be hanging in the air motionless. The light reflection on the landing gear is gravy.
13 years ago
Great photo. And well composite.
13 years ago
US Naval aircraft don't use landing lights during carrier landings. I'm not sure why it's there but it's definitely a strobe hence the telling effects on the intake and flaps. Notice the deck-edge power cord on the EA-6B pod. (That's what I used to do.) :)
Wisconsin, USA
2 years ago
There is not a strobe light on the landing gear.
12 years ago
Thanks for this! This is a real picture of art (an skill I admit) Hope you don't mind this is my new desktop background!
//Poadrim from NO
10 years ago
Quality shot like most of your pictures on A-net. But that must be the landing light cause iv never heard of strobos on the landing gear.
10 years ago
God bless these young Americans,
Pennsylvania, USA
4 years ago

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