Welcome to 809 Naval Air Squadron

From CAS to CAP to SEAD 809 NAS can do it all

Equiped with the F18 Hornet 809 NAS is the most versatile squadron the the Joint Strike Wing
The squadron, which dates back to the Second World War, was selected by the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas because of its illustrious history as a strike and attack squadron…………

F18 Hornet


17.1 m

12.3 m

Max Speed
Mach 1.8

The F/A-18 is a twin engine, midwing, multimission tactical aircraft. It is highly maneuverable, owing to its good thrust-to-weight ratio, digital fly-by-wire control system, and leading-edge extensions, which allow the Hornet to remain controllable at high angles of attack. The trapezoidal wing has a 20-degree sweepback on the leading edge and a straight trailing edge. The wing has full-span, leading-edge flaps and the trailing edge has single-slotted flaps and ailerons over the entire span

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation). Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter’s YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations,

Commanding Officer



Commanding Officer

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