It is time to begin reworking one of Infinite Flight’s legacy aircraft, the F/A-18! We launched a community poll to determine the variant to enter development and the community has spoken.
|Aircraft||% of Votes||# of Votes|
|F/A-18E Super Hornet||62%||1,805|
TOTAL VOTES: 2,898
The F/A-18E Super Hornet is a single-seat fighter that improves on it’s smaller (25%) F18C predecessor. With a higher payload, longer range, and upgraded avionics, this multi-role fighter is truly an engineering marvel.
The F/A-18E is operated by the US Navy Operational and Demonstration Squadrons (Blue Angels 2020-Present) and Kuwait Air Force.
|Fuel Capacity||14,700lb internally|
|Dimensions||Span 44’8"/Length 60’1"/Height 16’|
|Weight||Empty: 32,081lbs/MTOW: 66,000lbs|
|Payload||17,750lb (11 hardpoints)|
|Powerplant||2 x F414-GE-400 turbofans|
Why the F/A-18?
Our military fleet is in need of some love. While not the most widely used set of aircraft in Infinite Flight, fighters and military cargo planes have a strong group of passionate virtual aviators flying them. The F/A-18 is a popular fighter jet included with the app download and is the most-selected military aircraft a new user will fly which makes it the perfect aircraft to enter development, following a string of recent airliners. It is one of the most widely used fighters by militaries around the world, making it a popular choice for military VO’s. Lastly, the abundance of data available for the F/A-18 makes it a great choice for a military rework.
Why the C or E variant?
We’ve decided to host a poll between two of the most popular single-seat variants of the F18 because of their operational roles vs its two-seater counterparts which serves almost exclusively as a training platform (F/A-18B). Both the F/A-18C & E have their own unique characteristics and operators which made them perfect for a head to head community poll.
When is the update?
Due to the dynamic nature of feature development we never set specific release dates. Development timelines are always subject to change.
The best way to follow the F/A-18E Super Hornet’s progress is on our Development Timeline, Infinite Flight Blog, #announcements category here on the forum, or follow us @infiniteflight on Social Media!
What features and liveries will be included?
All aircraft-specific features, liveries, and functions will be determined at a later date.
Topic comments must remain respectful and relevant to the F/A-18 poll results and/or development. Off-topic and inappropriate comments will be flagged and hidden.
All aircraft-specific features are TBD and development timelines are subject to change.