All the buzz and hype that is going along with the arrival of the new Royal Australian Air Force assets like the EA-18G Growlers and the visit from a pair of our new F-35 Lightnings will be quickly forgotten as the F/A-18F Super Hornet rips open the sky in its solo display over Avalon this coming week. The new and visiting assets to the Australian International Airshow are all very cool but nothing competes with the noise and the site of a high performance piece of kit in the hands of an expert flight crew pushing themselves and their aircraft through a loud, fast, afterburning, vapor trailing display.  

The solo display team of Flight Lieutenant Rob Cousland and Flight Lieutenant Tim Middlemiss of No 1 SQN were practicing for their Avalon debut display over RAAF Base Amberley when I was lucky enough to capture them. The Flight Lieutenants both have extensive flying careers with the RAAF that includes F-111 and Classic Hornets and love catching up with the public after their displays so get along and say hi to them.



RAAF No1 SQN F/A-18 Super Hornet practicing over RAAF Base Amberley



Flight Lieutenant Rob Cousland and Flight Lieutenant Tim Middlemiss



Super Hornet Practice Over Amberley in preparation for the Australian International Airshow