2000 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 1st prize

John Gay

U.S. Navy / Sports Illustrated

07 July, 1999

A US Navy F/A-18 'Hornet' passing through a water vapor cloud at the speed of sound. The jet was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Five One, at the time deployed with the aircraft carrier USS Constellation. The shot was taken from the 0-10 level weather deck, the highest vantage point on the ship.

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John Gay

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