CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Jets with Super-Cool Paint Jobs

The CF-18 Hornets Demonstration Team of the Royal Canadian Air Force use different striking liveries year to year as they make stops at various airshows across North America. The paint schemes celebrate different anniversaries and milestones such as the 75th anniversary of the RCAF and the Battle of Britain. The paint jobs are extremely eye-catching.

Here the CF-18 is shadowed by a NATO AWACS and CT-133 Silver Star.

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English/Anglais 409 squadron Demonstration Team pilot, Capt Adam “Manik” Runge, in the 2014 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Canadian Fighter (CF) 188 Hornet demo jet on the 4th of April 2014 at 4 Wing Cold Lake. .  This years’ demonstration jet marks 2 milestones for the RCAF. It is the 60th anniversary of 4 Wing, Cold Lake, and the 90th anniversary of the RCAF.  The jet paint scheme was designed by Mr. Jim Belliveau, and unveiled at a ceremony in 409 squadron on the 27th of March.  Photo: Cpl Stuparyk, Image Data Systems (IDS), AETE AE2014-086-02

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Replica camouflage used by Spitfires during the Battle of Britain

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Boeing officials delivered the first production aircraft from the Canadian Forces CF-18 Modernization Program, Phase 1, to the Department of National Defense in a ceremony at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. The Phase 1 program will modernize the fleet of 80 CF-18 aircraft to the specifications of newer models through avionics configuration upgrades.

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