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Super Hornet to undertake flypast for Anzac Day

RAAF Super Hornet Anzac
The RAAF jet will take to the sky for Anzac Day on Sunday. Photo: RAAF

A Royal Australian Air Force Super Hornet will speed through the sky this Sunday as part of Anzac Day commemorations.

The jet will undertake flypasts across the townships of Buxton, Bargara and Burnett Heads, commencing at 11.44 am to 11.49 am.

Reaching a maximum speed of 1,960 kilometres an hour, the aircraft will take approximately five minutes to fly throughout the region over the three areas.

It is one of two planes scheduled to take flight on Sunday, with a Wirraway also part of this year's commemorations.

RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet

According to the RAAF, the jet is one of 24 F/A-18F Super Hornets in Australia, which ensure the nation's air combat capability edge is maintained.

The F/A-18F Super Hornets are based at Number 1 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley and have participated in a range of exercises and operations, including:

  • Exercise Pitch Black in the Northern Territory;
  • Exercise Bersama Shield on the Malaysian Peninsula; and
  • Operation OKRA in the Middle East.

Known as a multi-role fighter jet, the F/A-18F Super Hornet can undertake a range of tasks including air interception, air combat, interception of enemy supply lines and more.

Related stories: Wirraway to take to the sky for Anzac Day

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  1. Why can’t the F/A-18F Super Hornet fly over Bundaberg as well ?
    We have a strong retired Military here that would appreciate a flyby here.

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