F/A-18 Hornet in Low Altitude Training

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F/A-18 Hornet in Low Altitude Training

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F/A-18 Hornet flying very low over Saline Valley, with the Inyo Mountains in the background (Death Valley National Park).

US Airforce uses this remote and rugged desert and mountain area as a training ground, presumably because they are similar to the terrain in Afganistan and Iraq.

Almost every day, F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets fly very low and very fast (close to the speed of sound) over Saline Valley.

For more information about the F/A 18, read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F/A-18_Hornet

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Photo taken on March 28, 2012
Beveridge, Inyo county, California, United States
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