Naval Reserve Boeing F-18A, Hornet
|Now captured on film, by Warren Liebmann, a very unique image of the F/A-18 aircraft of VFC-12.
The challenge of VFC-12's mission has made the Fighting Omars one of the most if not the most sought after aviation duty assignments in the Navy. Because of this distinction, only the best of the best fly as adversary instructor pilots in VFC-12.
The squadron is made up of all "Cruise Veteran" F-14 or F/A-18 pilots hand picked for their tactical aerial acumen -- all are graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Although highly skilled and qualified in the art of aerial combat, VFC-12 pilots must complete a thorough flight and academic syllabus. This in-depth syllabus not only hones their tactical abilities but develops their teaching skills as adversary instructor pilots.
As the "threat experts" they not only have to be an authority on the latest Fleet Strike Fighter tactics, but the current threat tactics as well. It takes an extreme amount of skill and discipline to properly simulate the capabilities and tactics of potential adversaries; often having to restrict the full capabilities of the Hornet from the standpoint of aerodynamic performance and weapon systems.
To provide tactical Dissimilar Air Combat Training for US Navy, Marine Corps and other aviation units when tasked. The Omar configured F/A-18 Hornet has the one-to-one thrust to weight ratio on "Bogey CAP (combat air patrol)" and the exceptional tactical performance present in today's threat arena.
Donning both a Kola peninsula and desert deceptive paint scheme, VFC-12 F/A-18s actually take on the appearance of MiG-29 Fulcrums and provides 4th generation adversary air-to-air threat presentations that our forces may encounter.
The "Fighting Omars" of Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve, (VFC-12) represent NAS Oceana's only Naval Reserve squadron.
The key element to the VFC-12's success is its people. Composed of selected reservists, full time reservists (TARS) and active duty personnel, the "Omar Team" has a unique synergy which remains focused on providing their brothers in the Fleet the best and most professional support available in the world
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Boeing F-18A Hornet Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12) - "Fighting Omars", NAS Oceana, VA - © Warren Liebmann 1999 - Printed in Canada by Silver Reflection Posters Inc. - www.silverreflection.com
|Size: 18 x 24 inches
Artwork: full color photograph
Print Method: 4-color off-set lithography
Paper: 115lb hot-pressed off-set
Finish: varnish coat
Size, capacity: 18 x 24in
Manufactured by: Silver Reflection Posters Inc.
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