Wings Over Illawarra 2017: RAAF Williamtown Hornets Blazing Through the Sky

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

RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet

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