McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet- Blue Angels
@San Diego Air & Space Museum
This ex-Blue Angel was added to the an Diego Air & Space Museum collection in 2009. First flown in 1978 as the Northrop YF-17, the design evolved into the F/A-18 and accepted into the Navy in 1983. In 1986, the Blue Angels adopted the F-18 to replace their aging A-4 Skyhawks. Nikon D7000 w/18-200mm, processing with Photomatix and iPhoto.