F/A-18 Hornet Aggressors – part 1

In mid-afternoon June 29, 2013, three  VFC-12   F-18A+  Hornets landed at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois. I was lucky to be at the fence as they arrived.
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FA18-z5The two 18s that had accompanied the black-tail Bug to Springfield departed during a break in the weather for their intended destination.

Part two of this two-part series will feature photos during takeoffs and a close look at the black-tailed Bug, photos I took the morning of June 30, 2013.

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