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Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornet

The Swiss Air Force returns to the Air Tattoo this year with their F/A-18C Hornet solo display. Tracing its lineage back to the YF-17 Cobra which competed against the YF-16 in the US Air Force Light Weight Fighter competition during the mid-1970s, the F/A-18 Hornet has been the backbone of US Navy and Marine Corps firepower since it entered service in 1983. The type has been constantly updated throughout its career. Swiss Hornets are unique and feature an updated flight control system that allows the pilot to perform extreme high alpha manoeuvres during the display that no other F/A-18C Hornet display in Europe can. 

“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, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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