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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Advanced Super Hornet Makes Public Media Debut in St. Louis

By Carmelo Turdo

By Mark Nankivil
The Boeing Company's Defense, Space and Security Division hosted a presentation of its Advanced Super Hornet (previously nicknamed Ultra Hornet in the media) yesterday for the international aerospace media at its St. Louis Headquarters near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.  The Aero Experience contributors Carmelo Turdo and Mark Nankivil participated in the day's activities, along with media representatives from Aviation Week, Aviation International News, Flight Global, Jane's and Canadian Skies, among others.  There were various opportunities for the media to learn about the Advanced Super Hornet, namely through a detailed briefing by Boeing program executives, an aircraft viewing session with the flight crew, a flight demonstration of the Advanced Super Hornet  configured with Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs) and the Enclosed Weapons Pod (EWP) and a  "flight" in the Next Generation Cockpit simulators.  There were also opportunities to meet with Industry Partners from Northrop Grumman, General Electric and Raytheon who contribute significantly to the current and future Super Hornet production.  We continue our comprehensive coverage of the event with more photos from the demonstration flight and simulator exhibit flight demonstration of the Advanced Super Hornet:

Conformal Fuel Tanks and Enclosed Weapons Pod:



Flight Demonstration:


Special thanks the Boeing Company and its Industry Partners for allowing access to The Aero Experience for our coverage of the Advanced Super Hornet media demonstration.



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