USN F/A-18s to Visit Detroit Area

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U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet jets from Navy Tactical Demonstration Team, California, will be in the Detroit area performing flyovers for the Detroit APBA Gold Cup Races happening this weekend in Detroit, at the request of the event sponsors. The aircraft are being staged at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Residents who live in southeast Michigan between Selfridge Air National Guard Base and downtown Detroit, particularly those near the Lake St. Clair and Detroit River shore lines, are advised that there will be low level flying of the jets and heavier air traffic noise several times. The jets will complete their mission on Sunday.

The F-18 Super Hornet is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft. The single-seat F/A-18 Hornet is the nation's first strike fighter. It was designed for traditional strike applications such as interdiction and close air support without compromising its fighter capabilities. With its excellent fighter and self-defense capabilities, the F/A 18 at the same time increases strike mission survivability.

The 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard is the host organization at Selfridge, flying the KC-135 Stratotanker, an aerial refueler, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II, also known as the Warthog, which is an air-to-ground attack fighter. In addition to the Wing, Selfridge is home to numerous other military and federal agencies, which fly a variety of helicopters and small, light fixed-wing aircraft.

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