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2017 Rolex Formula 1 Grand Prix Albert Park

Sunday March 26 witnessed the running of the ROLEX Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix which was held at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit.
For many this is an enthusiast’s dream, whether it be on the track, or in the sky, there is plenty of variety to satisfy all over the three day event.
The Royal Australian Air Force as always provides the aerial entertainment for the masses, and the 2017 event didn’t disappoint, with proceeding’s starting with the RAAF’s crack Aerobatic team “The Roulettes”, flying their Swiss made Pilatus P-C9A aircraft, dazzling the crowd with their formation aerobatics, showing skill and precision.
Next up was a first for the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit and crowds alike, with the RAAF’s Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet from 1 Squadron, making it’s debut this weekend as the fast jet component to this years display, as previous years had the F/A-18A ‘classic’ Hornet doing the honor’s, so it was very exciting to have the Super Hornet demonstrating it’s ability over the Melbourne skyline, and it didn’t disappoint with many impressed with it’s handling display.
The final flypast before the big race on Sunday was from 36 Squadron who fly the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, which again wowed the crowd with it’s low flypast and nimble handling characteristic’s, very impressive for such a large aircraft.

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