Flight Lesson in a CF-18: Learn How To Fly A Hornet Fighter Jet

Flight Lesson in a CF-18: Learn How To Fly A Hornet Fighter Jet

Flight Lesson in a CF-18

Captain Erick O’Connor of Canadian Forces 409 Squadron, gives LearnToFly.ca Editor, Geoff McKay, his first lesson in the cockpit of a CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jet.

The CF-18 is the primary front-line fighter in Canada, and it is used every day to protect the sovereignty of the country.

CF-18 Performance

When you first climb in the cockpit, you quickly realize the CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jet is more like a computer with wings and a pair of oversized jet engines. And, it’s fast. Very Fast.

The CF-18 travels at twice the speed of sound, or 2,400 km/h. (1,600 mph).

Related Article: F-18 Hornet Fighter jet Aircraft Carrier Action Videos

G-Forces

The onboard computer limits the g-forces during flight maneuvers to 7.5 +g’s and 3 – gs.

The combined speed and g-forces operating envelope provide for exceptional high-speed maneuverability, including full aerobatic capabilities.

During Captain Erick O’Connor’s demonstration flights over Toronto, he showed great restraint by keeping the CF-18’s flying speed below the speed of sound to ensure he did not break the sound barrier over the crowds at the CNE.

Article originally appeared on learning to fly 

 

Check Also

Watch: F-35 Pilot Eject To Shoot Down Su-57 In Insane Battlefield 2042 Trailer

Watch: F-35 Pilot Eject To Shoot Down Su-57 In Insane Battlefield 2042 Trailer

The sequence of the Su-57 downing – Credits: GameClips Battlefield 2042 is an upcoming first-person …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *