Congressman Gives Super Hornet Thumbs Up

Retired U.S. Navy pilot and Vietnam Ace, U.S. Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.), took the throttle of the U.S. Navy's new F/A-18E/F Super Hornet on Saturday, Feb.7, flying the strike fighter for 1.3 hours.

On the ramp immediately following the flight, Rep. Cunningham said, "I loved it! It's a great airplane!" The Super Hornet is undergoing flight test at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.