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Newcastle V8 Supercars Flying Displays 2018

Well the final races in the Coates Hire V8 Supercars Series were held in Newcastle last weekend over a great couple of days for Motorsport enthusiasts.Mottys-Newcstle Coats Hire V8 Supercars RAAF Hornet Display-1-00692-ASO

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For some of us though, the main attraction is not on the track but, rather, up in the sky, with a chance to see some of the Royal Australian Air Force’s front-line hardware being put through its paces over the beautiful port City of Newcastle. Mottys-Newcstle Coats Hire V8 Supercars RAAF Hornet Display-01075-ASO

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With Williamtown, the RAAF’s main fighter base, just a few kilometers up the coast, it is too good an opportunity to pass up.Mottys-Newcstle Coats Hire V8 Supercars RAAF Hornet Display-01206-ASO

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The always impressive Classic Hornet displays were performed by Flt Lt Matt “Traylz”  in an F/A-18A, just before the feature race on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Mottys-Newcstle Coats Hire V8 Supercars RAAF Hornet Display-00650-ASO

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With the arrival in Australia of the RAAF’s first F-35s just a few tantalising weeks away, will this be the last time we get to see a Classic Hornet display at this event? Mottys-Newcstle Coats Hire V8 Supercars RAAF Hornet Display-00168-ASO

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Our thanks to the men and women of the ADF who made this weekend’s displays possible.

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