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FA-18F Super Hornet VFA-122 by Qphacs FA-18F Super Hornet VFA-122 by Qphacs
F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-122, Ship 124

In January 1999 a new Flying Eagles squadron was brought to life as Strike Fighter Squadron 122 (VFA-122), the first squadron to operate the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

As the West Coast Super Hornet Fleet Replacement Squadron, the Flying Eagles' mission is to train Navy F/A-18E/F Replacement Pilots and Weapon Systems Officers (WSOs) to support fleet commitments. Every 6 weeks a class of between 8-12 newly-winged Navy pilots and Naval Flight Officers begins the 9 month training course in which they learn the basics of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, culminating in day/night carrier qualification and subsequent assignment to fleet Hornet squadrons.



Selfridge ANGB, Michigan

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Critique by StormfalconX Sep 6, 2009, 2:05:22 PM
Okay, for starters, I give Vision 5 out of 5 stars because the subject of the photograph is nice and clear-not clipped in any way. I'm giving Originality 4 out of 5 stars because this particular angle has been done so many times by other photographers, but that's not a bad thing by any means. Technique gets 4.5 out of 5 stars because the photo is slightly slanted to the right, but that can easily be fixed with Photoshop. Impact gets 5 out of 5 because if you look at how the Super Hornet's gray paint scheme matches the gray sky, you really get the feeling that the sky is the Super Hornet's playground-if you trespass into the Super Hornet's skies, you better be prepared to fight on its terms.

All in all, a terrific photograph with a intriguing background. It appears that a storm is on its way.
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BOBSZY Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
I'll be lazy for once and let you work. =p What's the differences between the "E" and "F" Super Hornets?
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Qphacs Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The E model is a single seat, while the F is tandem. :-)
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BOBSZY Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Ah.....makes sense.
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Qphacs Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I try :-)
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StormfalconX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009   Photographer
SUPER HORNET!! 8-)

I might do a critique on this later.
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Qphacs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the 5 more :+fav:s today!

Please do, I can always use more feedback on my photos! :thanks:
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StormfalconX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009   Photographer
Done. :)
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Qphacs Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Can't wait to go take a look at it. :-)
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Aug 23, 2009, 2:52:09 PM