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F-18 Super Hornet Demo

The OC Air Show will feature an F-18 Super Hornet Demo on June 13-14 over the beaches and boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland! This will be one of only 11 air shows in the nation to feature a full capabilities demonstration of the F-18 in 2020.   The F/A-18F Super Hornet is a twin-engine fighter aircraft... View Article


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The OC Air Show will feature an F-18 Super Hornet Demo on June 13-14 over the beaches and boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland! This will be one of only 11 air shows in the nation to feature a full capabilities demonstration of the F-18 in 2020.

 

The F/A-18F Super Hornet is a twin-engine fighter aircraft based on the original McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet also known as the “Legacy Hornet.” The Super Hornet is a larger and more advanced version of the legacy hornet. The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm rotary cannon and can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons. The Super Hornet entered service with the United States Navy in 1999, replacing the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, which was retired in 2006.

The Super Hornet is largely a new aircraft and is about 20% larger in size than the legacy Hornet. The Super Hornet carries 33% more internal fuel, increasing mission range by 41% and endurance by 50% over the Legacy Hornet. The Super Hornet’s radar cross-section was reduced greatly making it harder to detect by enemy radar. The design of the engine inlets reduces the aircraft’s frontal radar cross-section. The alignment of the leading edges of the engine inlets is designed to scatter radiation to the sides. Fixed fanlike reflecting structures in the inlet tunnel divert radar energy away from the rotating fan blades.

 

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F-18 Super Hornet Demo


    • OC Air Show says:

      You can purchase them right here on this website by clicking the link above that says “Get Tickets.” Pricing is listed for all the ticket types on that page!

  1. Beverley Clement says:

    I bought a ticket last October. My printer got messed up somehow and it only printed the left side of the ticket for the flight line area. Can I try to print it out again?

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hey Bevereley, absolutely! Feel free to reprint. Each ticket has a unique scan code, so it’s not a problem that it didn’t print correctly the first time.

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