F/A 18F Super Hornet Fly By
Detroit APBA Gold Cup Racing has been a very popular annual event for decades and this year was no exception. In the recent past, we’ve viewed the final heat from the Detroit Yacht Club docks, across from the Roostertail grand stand. It’s extremely exhilarating to experience the immense power of those thunderous hydroplanes zoom by the docks, bouncing out of the turn…WOW!
This year, I watched from home, an F/A Super Hornet fighter jet perform tricks for race fans . It’s somewhat terrifying to see a fighter jet zoom by just above or in front your house. The ear popping roar vibrates the house, making your body shutter and tingle with fear; and each time it streaked by I practically jumped out of my skin. After the first pass, I ran outside to see the next approach and vertical ascent, culminating in a dramatic maneuver. A few passes gave me a clear view of the pilot and the jet’s under belly. Every time it looped back around I waved with excitement, an experience I’ll never forget.
Below are three videos, two of them show what the race is like, the last is a very brief clip of an F/A 18F Super Hornet performing for the race fans. I’ve also included my bad photos from a third floor window.