F-18 Super Hornet Demo – Battle Creek Airshow 2022

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Impressive Demo

In this video, we get to witness the performance by the US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet (Rhino) Demonstration Team during the Sunday show at the 2022 Battle Creek Airshow and Balloon Festival in Battle Creek, Michigan. It was flown for the honor of Shockwave Jet Truck driver Chris Darnell.

The Rhino is a supersonic, twin-engine, multi-role fighter aircraft developed by McDonnell Douglas. Also, the plane earned its nickname “Rhino,” because of its rhino-like protrusion on the front part of the plane’s randome. It’s also said to be capable of a top speed of an impressive Mach 1.8, the same speed as its predecessor, the Hornet, even though it weighs more, and can carry a much more heavier load.

What can we say? We most definitely felt the need for speed at the 3:30 mark. Who wouldn’t love a good high-speed pass?