No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) and No. 3 Squadron RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet multi-role fighters arrived at Wings Over Illawarra on Saturday May 6th, 2017 from RAAF Williamtown in roaring style with an impromptu air show performance before landing in preparation for their show closing, Saturday only air display.
By the time the late afternoon had arrived and the Hornets had taken off, clouds had filled the ever darkening sky and the sun had all but disappeared behind them. It made for dark photos but this also let the blazing afterburners of the Hornets really stand out. It made for an impressive sight!
Fast jets, loud noise… happy crowd!