F/A-18C Hornet Fighter Jet
Our fighter jet simulators are replicas of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (F18). This is an American multirole combat aircraft, initially intended to be embarked on board US Navy aircraft carriers. It was built between 1974 and 2000 in 1,480 examples and exported to around ten countries. It is the second most used combat aircraft in the world in 2012 with, according to an estimate, 1,005 aircraft in activity, or 6% of the global combat aircraft fleet.
With an empty mass of 11 tons, it can reach 1950 km/h (Mach 1.8) and an altitude of 50,000 feet. This fighter can carry several types of weaponry, including a 20mm rotary cannon (machine gun), air-to-air missiles and air-to-ground missiles. This aircraft can perform fighter escort, fleet air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses, air interdiction, close air support, and aerial reconnaissance.
Several countries have obtained them, including Canada, Spain, Finland, Australia, Switzerland, Malaysia and Kuwait.
The Boeing F/A-18E and F Super Hornet are its successors.
Before starting your experience on the fighter jet simulators, your instructor will help you put on your flight equipment, mandatory for maximum immersion! Then go to the briefing to prepare for your mission, then sit on a replica of the ACES II ejection seat, inclined at 35 degrees, harness your parachute, and put on your virtual reality headset.
You will fly solo, or with another pilot and participate in different missions such as :
- Takeoff and landing training on a military field
- Catapult takeoff and carrier landing training
- Precision flight
- Air to air fight
- “Dog Fight” – 1 vs 1 combat
- and much more…