FA/18 Hornet

An F/A-18 Hornet fighter-bomber aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point, South Carolina.  The Hornet is a single-seat multirole aircraft whose missions include ground support, strike, and air support.  It also has the distinction of serving the US Navy’s Blue Angels.

The photo was taken on the flight deck of the Essex Class USS Yorktown which was commissioned in 1943 and served the United States Navy until 1970.  It has since been converted to a museum and is open to the public.