RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A/B Hornet multi-role fighters have graced Australian skies since 1985 and more recently have seen plenty of combat service in the Middle East but are coming to the end of their service life. It will be sad to see the “Classic Hornets” go in the next few years as they are replaced by… Read More Avalon Australian International Airshow 2019 Hornets Nest!
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… Read More Wings Over Illawarra 2017: RAAF Williamtown Hornets Blazing Through the Sky
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet is a twin-engined multi-role fighter capable of flying at Mach 1.8 that has been operated by the RAAF since 1984. 57 F/A-18A and 18 F/A-18B two seat versions were purchased (4 have been lost to crashes) to replace the obsolete Dassault Mirage IIIO delta winged interceptor/fighter-bomber (retired in 1988, the first aircraft entered RAAF service in… Read More RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet