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A US Navy pilot is seen from a camera in the cockpit of an F/A-18 Hornet guiding the aircraft over the water, taking a large turn on descent and landing with spectacular skill on an aircraft carrier. Check out the video below; it's a great ride.
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According to Boeing, the aircraft was designed for aircraft carrier duty and can carry out both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, which is why it has the "F/A" designation for "fighter" and "attack."
"The F/A-18 Hornet was also the first aircraft to have carbon fiber wings and the first tactical jet fighter to use digital fly-by-wire flight controls," Boeing says. "Variants included a two-seater, an improved fighter, a reconnaissance aircraft and a night-attack fighter."
Posted by user @cyberglennax, the video clip has generated some comments and opinions.
"Makes it look easy!" shouts out @rocco06260.
"Me tilting my phone all over trying to get different angles of the landing," writes commenter @jasonsbussell.
"The thing about landing on a carrier," says @kloomer, "You don’t have to worry about power lines and trees on approach."
"A gnat landing on a fly in motion!" exclaims @dubs312. "Top gun!"
"Veteran here," remarks @rickangel576 as you can almost see him holding up his hand to be noticed. "I want a ride."
"Skills," notes @1968cougar. "God bless and keep those that have them at that level. They are our warriors, front line, and protectors."
"I feel the need," quotes 2joeyjoe577. "The need for speed."
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