Air Force flying displays to thrill fans at the F1 GP

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The high speed aerobatic capabilities and precision flying of the Royal Australian Air Force will thrill Formula One fans once again at the first Grand Prix race for 2018 at Melbourne’s Albert Park beginning on Thursday 22 March.

Air Force’s Roulette display team will conduct low level aerobatics at 2.25pm on Thursday 22 March, at 11.30am on Friday 23 March, at 1.20pm on Saturday 24 March and at 2.35pm on Sunday 25 March.

A single F/A-18A Classic Hornet flying at speeds of up to 1000km/h and a height not below 200 feet will conduct a handling display at 4.30pm on Saturday 24 March and 3.10pm on Sunday 25 March.

A final Air Force flypast will be conducted by a C-17A Globemaster at 3.58pm on Sunday 25 March.

The Royal Australian Air Force has a long association with Australian motoring sports and is proud to be an official partner of the Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Air Force appreciates the support it receives from the Melbourne community during this flying activity.

Noise management and any environmental impacts are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of all military flying. All flying is subject to change due to operational requirements or weather.

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)