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Chesapeake Beach U.S. Navy Pilot to Lead U.S. Navy Rhino Demonstration Team in 2020

A Chesapeake Beach, Maryland U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot assigned as an instructor to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-106), selected to become Team Lead for the U.S. Navy Rhino Demonstration Team. The Rhino Demo Team is a single ship air show demonstration that displays the rich heritage of Naval Aviation to patriotic audiences across the United States. The demo flight profile highlights the mobility, versatility, and power of the most lethal, carrier-based Strike Fighter aircraft in the world, the F/A-18F Super Hornet, nicknamed the “Rhino”. The Rhino Demo Team includes 15 elite members; four pilots, three weapon systems officers, and eight maintainers. All Team members are attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-106). Lt. Shane Brady, a native of Chesapeake Beach, graduated from Northern High School in 2007. He is a 2011 graduate of Hood College with Bachelor of Arts in Management. Brady earned his commission from the U.S. Navy’s Officer Candidate School in September 2011. “It is a huge honor and privilege to lead the Team this year for the 2020 airshow season. The men and women of the Rhino Demo Team are our squadrons finest members and this year will be outstanding to display the pride and professionalism we […]

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