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Video: US Navy F-18 Squadron Gets the GoPro Treatment

| 29 Apr 2014 20:59

The VFA-27 "Royal Maces" squadron put some GoPro cameras to good use.

There are no shortage of GoPro aviation videos online, but very few of them are of active combat squadrons in the US Navy.

The VFA-27 Royal Maces, a squad of Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter aircraft, recently took to the skies with some cameras on-board. The video is of training exercises (not live combat), but it should give you an idea of how fighter pilots view the world strapped into a fourth-generation fighter jet.

The Royal Maces are a "tip of the spear" squadron, which means they are typically the first (or among the first) to engage in military combat in certain parts of the world. they currently reside on the USS George Washington, which is part of the Japan-based Carrier Air Wing Five.

[source: FoxtrotAlpha]

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