46 mph Crosswinds are No Match for the F/A-18 Hornets
The world of aviation has come a very, very long way since the Wright Brothers first took flight nearly 120 years ago at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. As science and technology continue to advance, so do the machines responsible for transporting people all over the world, as well as the military aircraft that keep our skies safe.
One such wonder of modern aircraft is the Mcdonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. This twin-engine, combat-capable, supersonic aircraft boasts some of the most cutting-edge technology in avionics and weapon systems. These jets are "all-weather" meaning they can fly in some of the harshest environments and some of the worst weather known to man. As demonstrated in this clip, strong crosswinds at the airport blowing at 40 knots (46 miles per hour) prove to be no match for this badass machine. These pilots make taking off in high side winds look a lot easier than it probably is!