Remarks: Rear Stbd view of new RAAF 1 Squadron F/A-18F 'Rhino' A44-207 taxying back at the Williamtown Airshow on 19Sep2010. Note Jet Efflux at left. (The Super Hornet is fitted with two external fuel tanks on Stbd wing and Center-line stations (known as the 'Double Ugly' assymetric configuration). The aircraft had just landed after participating in a unique Heritage Formation, which will not be seen again. The Formation was led by Hudson VH-KOY (A16-112), and included Meteor VH-MBX (painted as A77-851), Boomerang VH-LBL (A46-63), Mustang VH-AGJ (A68-118), F/A-18F Rhino A44-207 and Pave Tack equipped F-111C A8-1xx. (Serial Number to be determined). RAAF F-111s were Retired in December 2010, being replaced by F/A-18F Rhinos (as an interim Type) until delivery of F-35s.
Remarks: Port side view of Spitfire Mk VIII VH-HET (painted as A58-602, Code RG-V), Named 'Grey Nurse', rolling out on Rwy 12 after participating in a Heritage Formation flight which mixed WWII piston engined fighters with Jet fighters, at the Williamtown Airshow on 19Sep2010. The dark olive drab and grey camouflage livery works well with Australian Eucalyptus (gum) tree background. Note the 'rainbow' colors where the engine exhaust has stained the forward fuselage. VH-HET is actually ex-RAAF A58-758, which was the last Mk VIII Spitfire delivered to the RAAF (ex MV239) in April 1945.