Air Force F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet to hit skies above Superloop Adelaide 500

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As part of the Australian Defence Force’s support to the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500, Air Force F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet pilot Flight Lieutenant Kyle will conduct two spectacular aerial handling displays and a flypast above the race circuit, showcasing the aircraft’s impressive capabilities.
 
The displays are set to include high speed runs at up to 900km/h, low passes and a demonstration of the aircraft’s maximum turn performance – all while Flight Lieutenant Kyle experiences forces up to 7G.
 
The F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet can reach a top speed of 2,200km/h and can defend from air, ground and sea attacks with precision guided weapons using a range of advanced, integrated systems.
 
DATE:                       
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2020
 
TIME:                        
4:00-4:05pm Saturday – aerial handling display
3:00-3:06pm Sunday – aerial handling display
3:11pm Sunday – SE to NW flypast following National Anthem
 
VENUE:                    
Superloop Adelaide 500
 
All flying activities are dependent on local weather conditions and operational requirements. Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.
 
Air Force appreciates the support it receives from the community during this flying activity.
 
You can find out more about the Australian Defence Force at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on the event site.
 
Further information about the F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet can be found at our website.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)