One day, you’re just standing on your balcony and suddenly…
A Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet crew got permission for a low-level demonstration flight, as part of the opening ceremony for a speedboat race on the Detroit River, recently. This is what it looked like, for Motor City residents.
This is the moment a US Navy pilot gave a shocked resident a very close look at his F/A-18F. The fighter/bomber streaked past an apartment block on the banks of the Detroit River. It was part of a tactical demonstration fly-past to open a speedboat race in the North American city. Officials waived rules to allow the Navy flyers to swoop under 100ft along the waterway.
One resident said, “I couldn’t believe how low they flew and how close they came to our building. I’m sure the pilot waved at me.”
The jets had flown in from the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA to put on a spectacular show for thousands of spectators.