Friday, May 22, 2015

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulettes Aerobatic Display Team Members Land at Gladstone Airport

A pair of Pilatus PC-9/A's of  the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) elite formation aerobatic display team - The Roulettes - have touched down at Gladstone Airport late on Friday 22 May.

Identified as A23-058 and A23-061, the two little PC-9s touched down after a busy day of flying where they were seen overflying Maryborough - where one of the pilots is originally from - and later the Old Station farm at Raglan where one of the aircraft is expected to perform a solo routine in the skies over the Old Station Fly-in on both Saturday 23 May and Sunday 24 May.

I'm told the PC-9s will not be landing at Old Station and instead be 'based' at Gladstone Airport for the next three nights.

The PC-9s were heard to be using the unique radio callsign of "Spitfire" as they flew together to Gladstone.

The flying displays at the Old Station Fly-in are scheduled to commence at 3pm on Saturday and then 10am on the Sunday morning.  I'm really looking forward to the weekend!

Sincere thanks to Col at Gladstone Airport for allowing us to share his great photos!

All photos taken by Col  ©

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