Enjoy these cruise videos from various US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet squadrons.
NOTE: I do not own or create these videos. Above feature photo credit: (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Josh Hammond/Released)
The 2020 cruise of the Tomcatters of VFA-31. The unit is based at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA and fly the F/A-18E Super Hornet. The Tomcatters are part of Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) and deploy aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71. Additionally, the VFA-31 deck crew made a video to show ops from the … Continue reading VFA-31 Tomcatters 2020 WESTPAC Cruise Video
Enjoy the 2021 cruise video from the “Swordsmen” of VFA-32. The unit recently returned from a six-month deployment aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN-69). The unit is part of Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) and is stationed at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA flying F/A-18F Super Hornets. The aerial footage is exceptional in … Continue reading VFA-32 Swordsmen 2021 Cruise Video
Cover photo by Turf from the VFA-115 FB Page Enjoy the 2020 Cruise Video from VFA-115 Eagles. The Eagles are stationed at NAF Atsugi, Japan and are part of Air Wing 5. When deployed, Air Wing 5 sails on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
Enjoy the 2013 Cruise Video from the VFA-154 Black Knights. The Black Knights fly the F/A-18F Super Hornet, and are stationed at NAS Lemoore. They are part of Air Wing 11. This video is quite long, and contains footage from their participation in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
Feature photo above by U.S. Navy photo by Lt. JG Douglas Spence. Enjoy the 2018-2019 cruise video from VFA-102 Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks currently fly the F/A-18F Super Hornet out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and are one of the forward deployed Super Hornet squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 5. The squadron regularly deploys aboard … Continue reading VFA-102 Diamondbacks 2019 Cruise Video
VFA-41 Black Aces 2018-2019 Cruise Video
Enjoy the 2018-2019 cruise video from VFA-41 Black Aces. The Black Aces currently fly the F/A-18F Super Hornet out of NAS Lemoore, and are one of the more iconic squadrons in the US Navy.
VFA-41 CAG Jet
I was able to see the VFA-41 CAG jet while attending the 2019 NAS Lemoore airshow. It was impossible to get a quality photo of the jet due to the placement, but I was able to capture both sides of the tails, which was the only deviation from the standard USN gray paint scheme.
Unlike some squadrons who keep the CAG jet painted similarly for several years, the VFA-41 CAG jet paint scheme has already been redone for 2020. I am eager to see it in person or at least in their next cruise video.
Enjoy the 2019 cruise video footage from the oldest squadron in the US Navy, the VFA-14 Tophatters. This video also celebrates the squadron’s 100th anniversary. The “Lids” are based out of NAS Lemoore. My interaction with the Lids Centennial Jet I was fortunate to see the Centennial CAG and XO jets while at NAS Lemoore … Continue reading VFA-14 Tophatters 2018-2019 Centennial Cruise Video
Enjoy the Deployment 2020 cruise video from VFA-32 Swordsmen based at NAS Oceana. The squadron flies F/A-18F Super Hornets. This video has great HD in cockpit footage and lots of vapes!
Enjoy the 2019-2020 cruise video from the VFA-143 Pukin’ Dogs, based at NAS Oceana, Virginia.
Enjoy footage from the 2019-2020 World Cruise video from VFA-103 Jolly Rogers based at NAS Oceana, Virginia.