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Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Providing one of the many highlights in this summer's bumper flying display will be a demonstration of Boeing's majestic multi-role strike fighter, the F-18 Super Hornet flown by a Boeing company test pilot.

Sporting US Navy markings, the cutting edge aircraft can perform a variety of roles including day/night strikes with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, close air support, maritime strike and reconnaissance.

The Super Hornet, which first entered service in 1999, last appeared at the Air Tattoo in 2010. It has a maximum speed in excess of Mach 1.8 and has a combat ceiling of 50,000ft.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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