Today myself and @BongAviation decided to patrol the Russia Alaska border in some F-18s. It was a great 3 hour flight with some not so great weather, here are the photos.
PAEI - PAEI
3 hours of flight time
Here are the F-18s we will be flying, the Gunslingers livery is plain but very good on the super hornet
Taxiing out to runway 13 in the early morning sun with myself in the lead
Lined up on runway 13 about to depart into the beautiful sunrise
V1, Rotate, oh wait this isn’t a airliner, do they still use that in a fighter jet?
Climbing up to FL340 with the sunrise lighting up my aircraft
We are both up at cruise now, that’s @BongAviation behind me acting as wingman
Skies are clear so we’re heading home
Landing with separation that would make any IFATC member cringe
Exiting runway 13 ready to taxi to parking after a very rough approach
Finally parked up and happy to be on the ground