Yesterday the Royal Australian Air Force display team, The Roulettes, performed a couple of aerobatic displays over Hobart and the River Derwent.

We had a front row view from our balcony at both the 11am show and again at 2.30pm.

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“As the RAAF’s elite formation aerobatic display team, the Roulettes perform breathtaking displays, using only hand-eye coordination to fly at speeds of up to 590 kilometres per hour. The six Roulettes may experience up to 4.5G (or 4.5 times the normal force of gravity) during a display in their PC-9/A aircraft. When the Roulettes are not showcasing their skills, they teach qualified RAAF pilots to become flying instructors at RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria.”

This morning, as part of a ceremony in Hobart to commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, they flew over the Cenotaph, followed by a Hawk jet and a Harvard warbird. Later, the Harvard did it’s own aerobatics over the city.

A delightful and unexpected treat.