Super Hornets Visit "The Hornets Nest" at Williamtown Boeing's globe trotting Super Hornets have made their way "Down Under" in preparation for the Australian International Airshow at Avalon 2009.
FA-18F 166675/NJ-134 and FA-18F 166675/NJ-134 led by Boeing's chief test pilot for the Super Hornet program - Ricardo Traven, have made "The Hornets Nest" at Williamtown NSW, their temporary home in preparation for Avalon 2009.
Taking time out, to demonstrate the capabilities of the "Rhino" to Senior RAAF personal and dignitaries (Australia has 24 F-18F's already on order). Ricardo Traven put on a very impressive aerial display on the 27th of February 2009, viewed by the Australian Minister for Defence who earlier announced that Australia would order that its F-18F's now on the assembly line at Boeing, would be wired so that they could be upgraded to EA-18G "Growlers" in future.
No doubt, the Minister was quite impressed when told that a "Growler" recently took out a an F-22 "Raptor" with a simulated AMRAAM shot, at Red Flag. The Super Hornets however, did not have it all their way on the day, as the RAAF also put on a very impressive "four ship" Hornet display in preparation for Avalon. MAKISMO
(1. 3. 2009, 10:41 CET)
Apologies for typo, second FA-18F rego should read 166790 NJ-135.