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3 Squadron Flypast.

Friday 8th of December saw 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) make a flypast over the city of Newcastle, Australia, followed by their home base of RAAF Williamtown, just north of Newcastle, in the shape of a giant number 3.

10 classic Hornets took part, along with a single Hawk 127 from 76 Sqn as a camera-ship.Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0052-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0110-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0163-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0248-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0302-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0372-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0443-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0525-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0576-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0642-ASO

Mottys-RAAF Hawk 127 76Sqn-0696-ASO

They then formed up into the “3” formation and flew over Newcastle and North to Williamtown.Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-1068-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-1088-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-1108-ASO

After the fly-over, they broke into smaller groups and returned to base, performing low level initial’and-pitch entries into the circuit.Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0747-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0825-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0854-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0915-ASOMottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0927-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0939-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0974-ASO

Mottys-RAAF FA-18 Hornet 3Sqn-0987-ASO

Please click HERE to see the full gallery of images.

 

2 comments

  1. An awesome array of aircraft Motty and brilliant photography. Thanks for making these images available for us earthlings to absorb the hardware.

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