Raaf Roulettes To Showcase Military Flying Skills

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DEFENCE MEDIA RELEASE



MSPA 508/10

Friday, 29 September 2010


RAAF Roulettes to showcase military flying skills in Central and

Northern Australia


What:

RAAF Roulettes showcasing military flying skills


Where:

Broken Hill – over airport


When:


Sunday, 31st October 2010, 3.15pm


Background: 


Over the week starting on Sunday the 31st of October through to the 4th November the Royal

Australian Air Force Roulette aerobatic display team will be visiting the outback to showcase

military flying skills to the public.


The Roulettes will be conducting low-level formation aerobatic displays of between 7 to 15

minutes. The displays will commence at Broken Hill on Sunday, 31st October 2010 at 3.15pm

over the airport. 


The Roulettes will also be available on the ground at Broken Hill with their aircraft after the

display is complete to take the opportunity to talk to the public.


The Roulettes will continue to perform at Coober Pedy, Ayers Rock, Alice Springs and

Tennant Creek as they stop for fuel or rest on their way through to Darwin, arriving there on

the 4th of November.


The Roulettes are the Royal Australian Air Force’s aerobatic display team based at RAAF

Base East Sale. They will perform a mixture of ‘high show’ and ‘special venue’ displays in 6

Pilatus PC-9A aircraft, a two-seat single-engine turboprop aircraft that is the advanced

training aircraft of the Australian Defence Force. The PC-9A, designed by Pilatus Switzerland

and built under license by Hawker de Havilland in Sydney, and was introduced to the Air

Force in 1987.  


Throughout the display each pilot will maintain their aircraft only 3m from each other, using

only hand-eye coordination and flying at speeds up to 590km/h. 


The team comprises seven members, six of whom fly the display, and Roulette Seven who

provides commentary from the ground at the location, and will be available to answer

questions on the Roulettes and their display. 


Further information on the Roulettes including photos and information on team members can



Media contact: Flying Officer Gareth Gordon: 03 5146 7361 or 0417 061 62






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