ADF Highlights at V8 Supercars Newcastle 500


ADF Highlights at V8 Supercars Newcastle 500 (0.56 mins)

The Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army joined forces at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 – Supercars over the weekend November 25 to 26 to showcase Australian Defence Force capabilities through technology and teamwork. With high-tech, high-skill and high-speed part of the Supercar driver program on the ground, Air Force pilots took this to the skies – with these common passions and mastery placed on thrilling display in the air. An F/A-18A Hornet from Number 2 Operational Conversion Unit based at RAAF Base Williamtown showcased its capabilities on both days over the weekend with an adrenaline pumping aerial display. As part of the program, a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail from Number 2 Squadron also based at RAAF Base Williamtown performed a low-level flypast over Pit Straight on Saturday and again on Sunday to mark the commencement of the main race. On the ground, spectators tested their skills as an Air Force fast-jet pilot in the Air Force Simulator Experience trailer and browsed through Australian Army capability displays. Team Army’s latest project car, TsunArmy, also joined the ever-popular Project Digger and Armygeddon, showcasing the skills of the Army mechanics, electricians and technicians who bring these vehicles to life. Newcastle’s own musicians from the Australian Army Rising Suns rock band entertained the crowds and Defence Force Recruiting was on-hand with information and resources for young people considering a career in the Australian Defence Force. ADF participation in the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 – Supercars provided the opportunity to showcase ADF capabilities and importantly highlight the dedication and commitment of our ADF men and women who serve at home and abroad on operations.

Publish Date 05 Dec 2017
Tags V20170556
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