|F/A-18E Super Hornets of VFA-31 "Tomcatters"|
Carrier Air Wing 8, USS George H. W. Bush
Joe came up with the idea for the Friday Flyby and it is something I look forward to doing every week. Some weeks I agonize over what to post on Friday. Well, I agonize until I start looking at aircraft photos on Google. Normally I just start with a random aviation-related phrase. From there the pictures kind of spur me on. I think I found some good ones today.
So to Joe, thanks again. And to Buck, yes I know I started with some Navy birds, but be patient brother, there's a lot of Air Force power here today as well. So, seats upright, trays in the stowed position and fasten your seat belts. We are cleared for take-off!
|F/A-18C of VFA-192 "World Famous Golden Dragons"|
Carrier Air Wing Nine USS John C. Stennis
|F/A-18C of VFA-15 "Valions"|
Carrier Air Wing Eight, USS George H. W. Bush
Nice example of a Prandtl-Glauert Singularity
|F/A-18F of VFA-102 "Diamondbacks"|
Carrier Air Wing Seven, USS George Washington
(Picture was taken when VFA-102 was embarked with USS Kitty Hawk)
Another Nice Example of a Prandtl–Glauert Singularity
Time for some Air Force action!
|B-52 with F-16 and EA-6B Escort.|
Looking, no doubt, to kick some butt!
|E-3 Sentry, aka AWACS|
Airborne Warning and Control
Keeping an eye open for the "bad guys"!
So how about some F-22 Raptor action instead? Pretty sweet looking aerospace vehicle if you ask me.
|If it looks fast...|
|...it is fast!|
Hey, Trash Haulers need love too!
But this bunch is probably hauling paratroopers, so you had best watch your mouth!
|Bad to the Bone baby,|
buh buh buh buh buh bad!
|I see AMRAAMs and AIM-7 Sparrows on these F-16s!|
And don't forget the 20mm cannon.
The Viper will kick your butt!
|F-15 Strike Eagle rolling in hot...|
Time to take cover methinks!
|Ah, the Thunderbirds in their current ride.|
I've seen the F-16 "up close and personal" it is one fast (and maneuverable) ride!
|Hhhmm, the Navy is back I see.|
No problem, I love the Blues!
|Some Hawkeye love for the Steeljaw Scribe|
|Yup, some more Hawkeye. I think the E-2 is a cool looking bird.|
Of course, I spent 7 and a half years with an AWACS outfit...
...so I'm used to airplanes mating with flying saucers!
|And we don't want my buddy Pinch to feel left out.|
|There is no truth to the rumor that Pinch was the RIO on this flight.|
But I'm betting he wishes he was...
(Yes, I have seen the video, it is awesome.)
Still pretty awesome though!
|EA-6B of VAQ-132 "Scorpions"|
Carrier Air Wing Seventeen, USS Carl Vinson
|And y'all thought I would forget my buddy ORPO1?|
Nevah happen Gee-Eye!
|Navy Birds out of Atsugi|
Doing a flyby of Fujiyama.
|Hey! Where did that Phantom come from?|
It is my blog and I am a Phormer Phantom Phixer.
So I can do stuff like that!
Man do I love birds that go fast!