Australia's First Super Hornets Preparing To Fly Home

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Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 6946

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Friday, 26 February 2010

Australia’s First Super Hornets Preparing to Fly Home


Royal Australian Air Force personnel from No. 1 Squadron are in the

United States preparing Australia’s first F/A-18F Super Hornets for the

flight to Australia.  


Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, United States.


1pm – 2:30pm, Thursday, 4 March 2010.



Air Commodore Mel Hupfeld, Commander Air Combat Group, Group

Captain Steve ‘Zed’ Roberton and Wing Commander Glen Braz,

Commanding Officer No.1 Squadron will be available for interview.

No. 1 Squadron personnel are conducting test flights on Australia’s first F/A-18F

Super Hornets at the United States Navy host Squadron VFA-122.  

No. 1 Squadron’s preparations include conducting air-to-air refuelling training in

readiness for the long flight to Australia, commencing 19 March 2010.  

Media note: Media wishing to attend must register by 5 pm Monday 1 March

(California time) with the NAS Lemoore Public Affairs Officer, Melinda Larson,

office (559)998-3393, mobile (559)381-0592 or (602)540-2969 or by e-mail at:

Unregistered media will not be admitted to NAS Lemoore.

Media contact: Defence Media Liaison: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

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