THE OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 McMinnville Municipal Airport

RCAF CF-18 Hornet

RCAF CF-18 Hornet

The supersonic CF-188 Hornet, popularly known as the CF-18, can engage both ground and aerial targets. Its twin engines generate enough thrust to lift 24 full-size pick-up trucks off the ground.

As the Royal Canadian Air Force’s frontline multi-role fighter, the modernized CF-188 is used for:

• air defence
• air superiority
• tactical support
• training
• aerobatic demonstration
• aerospace testing and evaluation

The CF-188 went through a phased modernization program to ensure that the Canadian Armed Forces have a modern and interoperable fighter fleet.

Because of its power, speed and target tracking capabilities, the CF-188 has had great success in many military operations at home and abroad.

As a significant contribution to NORAD, Canada’s fighter force is committed to protecting North America from airborne threats. As part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE, the CF-188s maintain a constant state of alert to safeguard North American skies.