360 Degree Video: Low Level Flight in a Super Hornet

A Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet of VFA-25, at NAS Lemoore, January 2014. This Super Hornet is similar to the one featured in the video below. Copyright Alan Kenny.

Not too long ago, I shared a 360-degree video created by the Patrouille Suisse, the Swiss Air Force’s jet demonstration team. The cool thing about 360-degree videos is that they allow you to pan the camera around, giving you the opportunity to adopt the perspective of being right there in the center of the action. Here’s another great one that shows a US Navy strike fighter pilot in his F/A-18E Super Hornet flying a low-level training hop inside the Restricted R-2508 Range Complex, which encompasses airspace above Edwards Air Force Base, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. Low-level flying is done at an altitude of around 100-500 feet.

To make the most of the 360-degree video, make sure you have the latest version of YouTube downloaded on your phone or tablet, and scroll around by using your thumb or by moving your phone in the direction you wish to look. If you’re on a laptop or desktop computer, simply scroll around the video by using the cursor.

About Ian D'Costa (240 Articles)
Ian is the editor-in-chief of the Tactical Air Network. His work has been republished and quoted in a number of publications, including The Toronto Star, Airsoc, Business Insider and The Aviationist. You can reach him at idcosta@tacairnet.com.

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