If you had been at the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday to see a flying Hellcat you would have had a lot more coming your way. The United States Navy F6F Hellcat was a carrier based plane that destroyed more enemy aircraft during WWII than any other Allied Naval Aircraft. A truly huge and impressive airplane that was plenty to see in flight all by itself. But extra added excitement at the Palm Springs Airport with United States Marine Harriers and United States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets landing and departing during the day. A very unexpected air show! The Palm Springs Air Museum is a good place to be!
A United States Marine Corp F/A-18 Hornet coming in to Palm Springs Airport a little more than an hour ago. The F/A-18 Hornet is a twin engine supersonic aircraft designed as a fighter and attack aircraft. This one is from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (VMFA-232) nicknamed the “Red Devils”, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar CA. It is the oldest and most decorated fighter squadron in the Marine Corps.
This morning, a United States Navy F/A-18 Hornet departing the Palm Springs Airport. It almost left without me seeing it and I got my camera up just in time. I just did a little research and found that this plane is from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101), a United States Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet training squadron. The squadron is based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.