A young Hornet pilot from No. 3 Squadron flew his high-powered machine over the F1 racetrack at Melbourne’s Grand Prix. It knocked the socks off everyone! The Grand Prix shows off the most powerful car engines in the world–themselves more like fighter jets than cars–but the Hornet F/A-18’s awesome display simply puts everything into perspective.
It was a supreme display of what advanced military training can achieve with the cream of its crop. It was like, “Bring on the Jedi knight!” The RAAF pilot did the same manoeuvres they do all the time but much closer to the ground which makes it much trickier. When a Hornet does a wing turn at 500 feet the ground shoots past very quickly.