F/A-18 Fighters
License license
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Fritz Hanke EXPERT Taken 13:35, 24/10/2012 - Views loading...


F/A-18 Fighters

The World > Europe > Switzerland

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

This panorama shows F/A-18 Fighter of the Swiss air force returning from a training flight. To park the fighters in hangars part of the wings will be folded in an upright position.

See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F/A-18_Hornet

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Switzerland


A: Mirage III-DS J-2012

od Fritz Hanke, 20 meters away

The Mirage III-DS J-2012, originally a Mach 2 fighter of the Swiss air force, is today under its civi...

Mirage III-DS J-2012

B: Clin d'Ailes Swiss Air Force Museum in Payerne

od Fritz Hanke, 630 meters away

The Clin d'Ailes Swiss Air Force Museum in Payerne gives an overview of the retired jet fighters used...

Clin d'Ailes Swiss Air Force Museum in Payerne

C: SolarImpulse - Around the world in a solar airplane

od Fritz Hanke, 680 meters away

Solar Impulse is a solar powered airplane with a wingspan similiar to an Airbus 340. See  http://en.w...

SolarImpulse - Around the world in a solar airplane

D: St-Claude Square, Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

od Gabriele Mondada, 5.8 km daleko

Panorama from the St-Claude Square in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland, during the painting competition ...

St-Claude Square, Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

E: Switzerland Fribourg Estavayer-le-Lac Port

od Markus Kaeppeli, 6.7 km daleko

Switzerland Fribourg Estavayer-le-Lac Port

F: Switzerland Fribourg Estavayer le Lac Lac

od Markus Kaeppeli, 7.4 km daleko

Switzerland Fribourg Estavayer le Lac Lac

G: Switzerland Fribourg Portalban Plage

od Markus Kaeppeli, 8.7 km daleko

Switzerland Fribourg Portalban Plage

H: Switzerland Fribourg Portalban Lakeside

od Markus Kaeppeli, 9.0 km daleko

Switzerland Fribourg Portalban Lakeside

I: Switzerland Fribourg Portalban Kran

od Markus Kaeppeli, 9.0 km daleko

Switzerland Fribourg Portalban Kran

J: Switzerland Fribourg Portalban Port

od Markus Kaeppeli, 9.1 km daleko

Switzerland Fribourg Portalban Port

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama