In addition to welcoming the Air Force’s premier demonstration team to the Offutt Defenders of Freedom Open House, the Air Force will be hosting the US Navy’s F-18 Super Hornet DEMO team. The demonstration will involve an aerobatic performance involving the FA-18E Super Hornet, successor to the Hornet. Also known as the ‘Rhino’, the aircraft was the 21st Century’s first multi-role fighter. It carries more fuel and a larger assortment of weapons than its’ predecessor, making the Rhino an ideal aircraft for today’s conflicts.
The Rhino comes in two varieties, the ‘E’ version with 1 crew member and the ‘F’ version with a crew of 2. The Rhino is a dual-engine aircraft with a top speed of 1.8 Mach. With its’ 11 weapons stations, the Rhino is capable of performing a wide variety of missions, including close air support, suppression of enemy air defenses and anti-ship mining to name a few.
The Super Hornet demo is designed to highlight the mobility, versatility, and power of the FA-18. Air Show attendees will witness the high ‘G’ minimum radius turn and the slow speed ‘high-alpha’ pass, in addition to dozens of other aerobatic maneuvers designed to put the Rhino through its’ paces.
Please join us July 30th and 31st to witness the US Navy Super Hornet DEMO.
-Offutt AFB Open House Team (OffuttAirShow.com)