Seen at Sun n Fun / 40th Anniversary air show. Preserved at Lakeland.
waiting for restoration on the backyard of Yanks Air Museum in Chino, CA (during my last visit in Museum in August 2013 restoration was done and bird was displayed inside)
Loaded with AIM-9 short range heat seeker Sidewinder missiles on wingtip rails, AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) plus MK-82 dumb bombs under wings.[Dubai Airshow 2013]
Taxiing back to NSAWC ramp after a sortie.
A VAW-113 "Black Eagles" Hawkeye over the numbers for 31R.
The F/A-18 was adopted by the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team in 1986.
CAG colors for HSM-77 "Saberhawks".
Markings from the Utility Squadron 8 (VU-8), Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico. The last of the Crusaders left US Navy service in 1987.
Parked for the night awaiting the Jones Beach Air Show.
Departure off 8R