Wish they had kept the same tail lights as the short base version.
Hawkplay, there are a few differences. For instance, you may still see the Spot Light on the left side of the nose. This was mainly used to ID aircrafts at night, although now NVG do a better job. You are right about the fake Canopy. Although the aircraft does look like it has the kit for carrier operation, we do not use it for that purpose. You may also see our CF18 having LEX fence. The F18 has many variation with equipment, radar, DEWS and weapons. Hom
The JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System) is what the guys used in Libya. These a great for Air to Ground or Air to Air work but does not add any benefit to the demo flight. The helmet is heavier and requires an additional cable to be connected on your left hip which at times limits your mobility inside the tight cockpit. Hom
Wow....MetaliCanuck....I had a lot of instructor in my career.....but don't remember one with such anger.
First, I don't recall fighter pilots calling themselves "Fighter Jocks". I don't also believe we are full of ourselves. Confidence is require in this line of duty but over confidence will kill you and you will also lose the respect of your peers. This remains true for any job within the aviation industry. The day you stop learning is the day you should stop flying. Hom
For all of you looking to see the 2012 and future CF18 shows, we have now opened a new pages specifically for the CF18 National Demonstration Team at www.youtube.com/cf18demoteam
Paco, the 2012 demo pilot will have a new video very shortly.
2011 CF18 Demo Pilot
I can see you have a lot of pent up frustration for a young 21 immature person. I guess you probably find it funny to pick videos from various people out there and just critique when you seem to have no clue what is involved in flying formation, doing aerobatics at low level or worst....serving your country for a greater cause than your you will ever understand. We are so lucky to not be surrounded by selfish immature people like you.
Thanks for making the video and showing to all the total disrespect for our environment. We went to Sandy Beach few times before being so upset at the way people treated the surroundings and just stopped going. My biggest concern is who will ensure this place stays clean after the 27th. What makes us believe that the people who did this will not be back the next long weekend! What is going to be done about the lack of patrol or security for that area. Who owns this land?
Without a doubt, the F35!