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Question: Should the F/A-18 Hornet be retired?
No   -15 (100%)
Yes   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 14

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« on: April 07, 2012, 12:24:49 AM »

 F/A-18 Hornet has been on going for years now. But after this recent crash.
Should retirement be a option?

The RCAF in Canada plans to phase out the F/A 18 by 2017-2020. Only 103 remain active today with only 79 upgraded F/A-18A/B aircraft still operational. The new JSF-35 is Canada's official choice to replace its Hornet. It is estimated  that Canada's contribution in development and involvement will exceed  C$ 550 million about even with the USD investment. Meanwhile in Australia it is a different case, who plans to purchase 24 Super Hornets as gap filler. However Australia's involvement in the F-35 Lightning II program have been mired in controversy. Amid criticisms that the F-35A will (1) be unable to compete with proliferating SU-30 family fighters in the region, (2) lack the range or response time that Australia requires, and (3) be both late and very expensive during early production year

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 07:40:06 PM »

Accidents happen, maintenance isn't always perfect.  No reason to retire this aircraft.  Look at the C-5, C130, DC-9s that the military fly's. Those aircraft are much older then the F/A-18. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 01:17:04 PM »

A 737 crashed.  Should we retire all of them too?
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 10:21:24 AM »

Carrier landings and simulated carrier landings will really make any aircraft old in a short time. If you look at the landing gear on any navy plane you can see and understand why.
That said. Would I move into a residence right smack on the glide path of a major military airport? Ummm.....No!  shocked

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