Rhino Demonstration Team

Rhino Demonstration Team Official page of the Rhino Demo Team.
The Rhino Demonstration Team is made up of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO SIX (VFA-106) Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) instructor aircrew and maintenance personnel. The primary mission of the FRS is to train newly designated Pilots and Weapon Systems Officers (WSOs), as well as transition more senior aircrew into the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The Rhino Demo Team is designed to highlight the mobility, versatility and power of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, and enhance U.S. Navy recruiting in the area of Naval Aviation.
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That #fighterfriday FAA certified feeling!•@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usn...
04/10/2020

That #fighterfriday FAA certified feeling!

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usnrecruiter

#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane @ Naval Air Station Oceana

04/07/2020

****2020 Air Show Schedule Update****

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show scheduled for May 23-24 has been cancelled.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive further guidance from the Department of Defense and respective air show organizations.

Can’t keep us down.📸 @markfingar •@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usnrecruiter...
03/27/2020

Can’t keep us down.

📸 @markfingar

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usnrecruiter

#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane @ Naval Air Station Oceana

03/26/2020
Racine Airshow- "Thunder Over North Beach"

****2020 Air Show Schedule Update****

The Racine Airshow "Thunder Over North Beach" scheduled for July 4 has been cancelled.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive further guidance from the Department of Defense and respective air show organizations.

Airshow fans,

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Racine Airshow scheduled for July 4th, 2020.

In speaking with our show stakeholders, we have determined that the impacts of the evolving crisis cannot ensure a safe community event.

Our entire team appreciates everyone who was primed to join us for this inaugural air show; however, the safety and health of our performers, volunteers, suppliers, spectators, and community is our top priority during this unprecedented time.

Continue to check back for future show announcements.

Stay healthy!

How low can you go?•📸 @markfingar •@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usnrecruite...
03/23/2020

How low can you go?

📸 @markfingar

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usnrecruiter

#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane @ Naval Air Station Oceana

****2020 Air Show Schedule Update****Thunder Over Louisville has been rescheduled from April 18 to August 15.Due to our ...
03/19/2020

****2020 Air Show Schedule Update****

Thunder Over Louisville has been rescheduled from April 18 to August 15.

Due to our originally scheduled participation in the August 15-16 Chicago Air & Water Show, our participation in Thunder Over Louisville has been cancelled.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive further guidance from the Department of Defense and respective air show organizations.

It is with an abundance of caution and based on new recommendations surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Kentucky Derby Festival.

We are fortunate that we have many great partners and community-minded sponsors who will continue to work with us and help us put on a Derby Festival celebration like no other, once we get through this. The schedule may look a little different as we move things into a new timeframe, but our goal is to have Thunder Over Louisville, the miniMarathon, the Pegasus Parade, Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon, and many other events in between.

The new date for Thunder is set for Saturday, August 15. There are a lot of moving parts, as you can imagine, and once we get all the details finalized, we will release a new schedule with other event dates.

We know there will be questions about registration, tickets and refunds. We just ask that everyone be patient as we work to get things rescheduled.

For those who have purchased a Pegasus Pin, please hold on to those, you’ll be able to use them again in a few months. And, don’t worry we’ll have plenty for those who didn’t get one just yet.

We appreciate the loyalty of this community, our volunteers, our sponsors and our partners. We couldn’t put on the Festival each year without you!

03/19/2020
Wildwood Airshow

****2020 Air Show Schedule Update****

The Wildwood Airshow scheduled for June 5-7 has been cancelled.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive further guidance from the Department of Defense and respective air show organizations.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Wildwood Airshow regrettably will cancel the upcoming June 5-7, 2020 airshow in order to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. The cancellation comes at the guidance of federal, local, and state health officials who are looking to mitigate health risks.

We extend our sincere appreciation to all of you who were primed to celebrate this inaugural airshow with us this June. As disappointing as this decision is to all of our team, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our community during this unprecedented time.

#TBT flying with @robholland5150 at the Niagara Falls Airshow.•@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @u...
03/19/2020

#TBT flying with @robholland5150 at the Niagara Falls Airshow.

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usnrecruiter

#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane

Thank you for helping us reach 10K followers on Instagram! Follow @rhinodemoteam for updates throughout the 2020 season!...
03/15/2020

Thank you for helping us reach 10K followers on Instagram! Follow @rhinodemoteam for updates throughout the 2020 season!

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usnrecruiter

#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane

Our skilled and dedicated maintainers are the ones who make #fighterfriday possible. AD2 Marshal Ngwenya immigrated to t...
03/13/2020

Our skilled and dedicated maintainers are the ones who make #fighterfriday possible. AD2 Marshal Ngwenya immigrated to the United States from Pretoria, South Africa in 2014, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2016. He has been assigned to the Rhino Demo Team since January 2020. “Serving allows you to see a lot of different people and serve with other cultures and backgrounds.” As an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class, Ngwenya manages aircraft fuel systems, engines, and ensures the jet is operational and ready to fly. @mar_croc

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#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane

#TBT to the 2017 @cleairshow in a rare Navy Legacy formation flight & photo shoot by @mikekillianphotography with the WW...
03/12/2020

#TBT to the 2017 @cleairshow in a rare Navy Legacy formation flight & photo shoot by @mikekillianphotography with the WWII FG-1D Corsair '530', owned by @cafdixiewing & piloted by @p40thom Thanks to Mike’s photo pilot that day, @rv6pilot

Be sure to tag @rhinodemoteam and use #burnergo on your favorite photos of us for your chance to be featured!

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#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane

03/10/2020

MRT to tail-stand

This video was shot simultaneously along with the minimum radius turn panorama photo from a few posts ago. Definitely a unique comparison!

Be sure to follow @markfingar for highlights of the Rhino Demo Team throughout the 2020 Air Show season!

Continue to tag @rhinodemoteam and use #burnergo in your favorite pics and vids of us for a chance to be featured!

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm @usnrecruiter

#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane

“Nearly supersonic!”•Thanks to Owen’s Aviation Photos for this awesome fan submission! Be sure to tag @rhinodemoteam and...
03/09/2020

“Nearly supersonic!”

Thanks to Owen’s Aviation Photos for this awesome fan submission! Be sure to tag @rhinodemoteam and use #burnergo on your favorite photos of us for your chance to be featured!

Be sure to check out @owen.aviation.photo & @airshow360 for highlights of the Rhino Demo Team throughout the 2020 air show season!

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy @usnavy_atthehelm

#usnavy #rhinodemoteam #burnergo #boeing #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #navy #aviation #usn #instaplane

Like a record, baby...Keep tagging @rhinodemoteam in your favorite shots for a chance to be featured! #burnergo #rhinode...
03/08/2020

Like a record, baby...

Keep tagging @rhinodemoteam in your favorite shots for a chance to be featured! #burnergo

#rhinodemoteam #f18 #superhornet #f18superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #flynavy

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @deptofdefense @americasnavy

📸@markfingar
@ Naval Air Station Oceana

Tag @rhinodemoteam and use #burnergo on your favorite photos of us for your chance to be featured on our page! 🦏 🇺🇸 @usn...
03/07/2020

Tag @rhinodemoteam and use #burnergo on your favorite photos of us for your chance to be featured on our page! 🦏 🇺🇸

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @americasnavy @deptofdefense

📸 @markfingar
@ Naval Air Station Oceana

03/06/2020

Flat pirouette.

#rhinodemoteam #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea

@usnavy @americasnavy @usnavalairforces

🎥 @markfingar

03/06/2020

Dirty roll to half Cuban eight.

#rhinodemoteam #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea

@usnavy @americasnavy @usnavalairforces

🎥@markfingar

Get hooked on the @rhinodemoteam as we count down to our first show of the 2020 season! 45 days until Thunder Over Louis...
03/04/2020

Get hooked on the @rhinodemoteam as we count down to our first show of the 2020 season! 45 days until Thunder Over Louisville! 🦏 🇺🇸

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @americasnavy

#rhinodemoteam #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #burnergo

Throwing shade on recent bad weather. Here’s to CAVU skies 🍻 #rhinodemoteam #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forge...
03/03/2020

Throwing shade on recent bad weather. Here’s to CAVU skies 🍻

#rhinodemoteam #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #cavu

Just hangin’ 😎 🦏 🇺🇸#rhinodemoteam #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea
03/02/2020

Just hangin’ 😎 🦏 🇺🇸

#rhinodemoteam #f18 #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea

Nothing can stop us, we’re all the way up.📸 @markfingar
02/29/2020

Nothing can stop us, we’re all the way up.

📸 @markfingar

that cone though 😎 📸 Hesja Air-Art Photography
02/28/2020

that cone though 😎

📸 Hesja Air-Art Photography

#nofilter 😉 #rhinodemoteam #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea
02/27/2020

#nofilter 😉

#rhinodemoteam #superhornet #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea

02/26/2020

Today’s Demo practice has been cancelled due to weather.

It’s practice day Virginia Beach! Today’s forecast calls for fog, 80% humidity, and a chance of vapes.#rhinodemoteam #fo...
02/26/2020

It’s practice day Virginia Beach! Today’s forecast calls for fog, 80% humidity, and a chance of vapes.

#rhinodemoteam #forgedbythesea #wearenavalaviation #f18 #superhornet #f18superhornet

📸 Courtney Sweeden

How fast is our Photo Pass? 📷 #rhinodemoteam #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #f18 📸@markfingar•@rhinodemoteam yankin...
02/24/2020

How fast is our Photo Pass? 📷

#rhinodemoteam #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #f18

📸@markfingar

@rhinodemoteam yankin’ & bankin’ over NAS Oceana this past August. Looking forward to more humid days (you don’t hear folks around here say that too often). #f18 #f18superhornet #superhornet

Saturdays are #forthegram. Thank you for helping us reach 8K followers on Instagram!Low transition takeoff anyone? The R...
02/22/2020

Saturdays are #forthegram. Thank you for helping us reach 8K followers on Instagram!

Low transition takeoff anyone? The Rhino Demo Team never fails to impress! This shot was taken from 1.2 miles away, shooting through a chain link fence 😎.

📸 @markfingar

Pilot: LT Kieran “Zero” SextonWSO: LT Luke “OSLO” DelisioOn the taxi for low show practice!🦏🇺🇸#rhinodemoteam #superhorne...
02/20/2020

Pilot: LT Kieran “Zero” Sexton
WSO: LT Luke “OSLO” Delisio

On the taxi for low show practice!
🦏🇺🇸

#rhinodemoteam #superhornet #forgedbythesea #americasnavy

(VAPE)📸@markfingar•Get your cameras ready! Love the Photo Pass. #rhino demo #f18 #f18superhornet @rhinodemoteam @thereal...
02/20/2020

(VAPE)

📸@markfingar

Get your cameras ready! Love the Photo Pass. #rhino demo #f18 #f18superhornet @rhinodemoteam @thereal_snuffleupagus @mattolindeman @ Naval Air Station Oceana

02/18/2020
Low Show

When the clouds are low, we still put on a show.

Ridin’ dirty.📸 @markfingar•Super Hornet from the Rhino Demo Team performs a dirty roll on takeoff at the beginning of th...
02/17/2020

Ridin’ dirty.

📸 @markfingar

Super Hornet from the Rhino Demo Team performs a dirty roll on takeoff at the beginning of their demo practice. #f18 #f18superhornet #superhornet #vfa106gladiators @ Naval Air Station Oceana

Pilots and WSOs assigned to the Rhino Demo Team are first and foremost F/A-18E/F Super Hornet flight instructors. With o...
02/16/2020

Pilots and WSOs assigned to the Rhino Demo Team are first and foremost F/A-18E/F Super Hornet flight instructors. With orders to the “Gladiators” of VFA-106, they are charged with training the next generation of U.S. Navy Strike Fighter aircrew. Demo Pilot LT Vince “Leroy Jenkins” Coleman, and Demo WSO LT Matt “Syndrome” Lindeman are currently on Strike Detachment at NAF El Centro, CA training 16 future fleet aviators in Air-to-Surface weapons employment and tactics, low altitude training, and close air support (CAS). Our primary mission will always be to provide the most technically skilled warfighters in defense of our nation. Demo comes second.

02/14/2020

❤️ 👼 💕 🦏 💘 🥰 🌹
Valentine’s Day on Fighter Friday?
What’s not to love?!?

Here’s another snippet from Wednesday’s double Rhino Demo Team practice at NAS Oceana. Stay tuned for a full video to be posted soon. Make sure to follow us so you don’t miss it!

🎥@markfingar

#OSH20
02/13/2020

#OSH20

We're excited to announce that the U.S. Navy Rhino Demonstration Team will be attending #OSH20 this summer! https://bit.ly/2OSx2SU

02/13/2020

Minimum Radius Turn (MRT):
Enter at 500’ AGL, 320 knots
Apply Max Afterburner (AB)
Roll 85 degrees angle of bank
Pull 7 G’s to maintain 365 knots
Hold for 360 degrees of turn

🎥 @markfingar

Overcast weather has its benefits. We can’t get enough of @markfingar and his amazing 📸 🎥 work!@usnavy @usnavalairforces...
02/13/2020

Overcast weather has its benefits. We can’t get enough of @markfingar and his amazing 📸 🎥 work!

@usnavy @usnavalairforces @americasnavy

NAS Oceana blasted the “sound of freedom” yesterday as the Rhino Demo Team did two back-to-back demos to continue training new team members. Even though we had gray overcast skies, we still made it happen! Make sure you checkout our schedule to see if we’ll be in your airspace in 2020!

02/12/2020

Our NAS Oceana practice scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 12 February, will take place from 1445-1515.

Where will you see us this year?! 🦏🇺🇸
02/10/2020

Where will you see us this year?! 🦏🇺🇸

02/10/2020
2020 Air Show Schedule

We are excited to announce our 2020 air show schedule! We look forward to displaying the performance capabilities of the F/A-18F Super Hornet, and showcasing the pride and professionalism of Naval Aviation! “Burner...Go!”

#USNavy #FlyNavy #WeAreNavalAviation #ForgedByTheSea #RhinoDemoTeam

America's Navy U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Rolling upright at the end of an inverted pass. 📸 @markfingar @usnavy #f18 #f18superhornet #superhornet #usnavy #forgedb...
02/09/2020

Rolling upright at the end of an inverted pass. 📸 @markfingar
@usnavy

#f18 #f18superhornet #superhornet #usnavy #forgedbythesea #wearenavalaviation #rhinodemo @ Naval Air Station Oceana

Rhino Demonstration Team
02/07/2020

Rhino Demonstration Team

02/06/2020

Thanks for sharing this great clip of our photo pass! @airshowstuff

@usnavy @usnavalairforces

#rhinodemoteam #flynavy #wearenavalaviation #forgedbythesea #cnatra

Airshowstuff headed to the weekend like. ⠀

@rhinodemoteam⠀

#dedicationpass #f18 #superhornet #hornet #rhino #airshow #airshowstuff #militaryaircraft #avgeek

02/05/2020

Pitch rate followed by a crisp repositioning turn🇺🇸
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#RhinoDemoTeam #f18superhornet
#webringthenoise
#usnavy
📸 @markfingar

02/05/2020

The Oceana practice session for this afternoon is cancelled due to poor weather. Keep an eye out for us next Wednesday!!!

Rhino Demonstration Team's cover photo
02/05/2020

Rhino Demonstration Team's cover photo

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NAS Oceana, VA And NAS Lemoore, CA
Virginia Beach, VA

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Welcome to the Rhino Demo Team's Official page. This page is intended to provide updated information and discussion on the Rhino Demo Team. Please visit our official homepages: Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) https://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/Pages/homepage.aspx Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL) https://www.navy.mil/local/comnavairlant/ Commander Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic (CSFWL) https://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/csfwl/Pages/default.aspx Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six (VFA-106) http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/vfa106/Pages/default.aspx While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one. Please keep your comments and posts clean. We ask that you follow our posting guidelines. Comments and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be removed. - We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. - We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. We do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. - We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. Apparent spam will be removed and may cause the author(s) to be blocked from the page without notice. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. - For Official Use Only (FOUO), classified, pre-decisional, proprietary or business sensitive information should never be discussed here. Don't post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts or directories. This is a violation of privacy. For information about Operations Security, contact the Naval OPSEC Support Team at [email protected] The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense. You are encouraged to quote, republish or share any content from this page on your own blog, website or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit the command or the person who authored the content as a courtesy (photo or article byline can be U.S. Navy or MC2 Joe Smith, for example). Thank you for your interest in and support of the men and women of the Rhino Demo Team.

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Sadly, F/A-18C Hornet demonstrations from the United States Navy are a thing of the past. This is also the pilot’s last time flying the demo and he flew a great one, as evident in the video. I’m looking forward to working with and alongside VFA-106 again when we can get back to normalcy!
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‘Top Gun Theme’ by Terry Lauderdale on guitar ✈️🇺🇸🎸 https://www.facebook.com/terrylauderdale/videos/10159450663340760/
2008 Westover Air Reserve Base and The Great New England Airshow
A few from Jones Beach last year. Kick ass full send demo!
One of my favorite planes
Is there a tentative date for the schedule reveal?
To the Rhino Demo Team, while the Blues are the Navy's premier team, I for one, much prefer to watch and interact with your team. While the precision flying of the Blues is impressive, it's getting predictable and kind of boring. Watching you put a single jet through it's paces in a more closed aerobatic performance, I find much more impressive. Thank you very much for demonstrating the combat capabilities of one of the finest aircraft built and some of the best aircrews in the country. Now, if you could work in an Immelman turn on takeoff.... FLY NAVY!!!
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