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The move to the Super Hornet will mark the first time the elite Navy and Marine fighter jet demonstration team has changed aircraft since it moved from the A-4F Skyhawk II to the F/A-18 Hornet back in 1986.
By Melissa Nelson Gabriel, Pensacola News Journal
On January 18, 1911, Eugene Ely landed the Curtiss biplane on a deck erected on the cruiser Pennsylvania in San Francisco Bay. He was aided by a tailhook — the first ever — and arrestor cables attached to sandbags.