The picture was taken by Detroit News photographer Steve Perez on 12 July 2009. The Navy F/A-18 Hornet from Oceana NAS in Virginia Beach made a scheduled flyover to entertain crowds along the Detroit River that were there to watch the American Power Boat Association races. Just as the fighter turned sideways and flew past the apartments, Perez took this photograph. The fighter was between 200 and 300 feet away from the shoreline and nobody on the ground or in the building was in any danger
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F/A-18 Fighter Jet Buzzes Detroit Apartment Building
Photo by Steve Perez of Detroit News shows a Navy F/A-18 Hornet flying past a Detroit area high rise apartment building. The jet was not as close as it looks. This is caused by the flattening affect of a telephoto lens.