Aviation Photo #1472570 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet - Australia - Air Force

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On 23May85, the RAAF showed off some 'Heavy Metal' at RAAF Fairbairn. Two F-111C s (A8-125 and A8-140) and P-3C Orion (A9-758) were over-shadowed by two new F/A-18s. The RAAF's newly acquired F/A-18s were demonstrated to Canberra that day, including a demo flight for the Minister for Defence (Kim Beazley) in an F/A-18B. The Photo shows the Minister in the back seat of A21-103, before the Pilot taxied out for Mr Beazley's 'Joy Flight'. He was still smiling when they returned, after a 15 minute sortie. Low res photo.
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    Wolodymir Nelowkin
    Australia - Air Force
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas
    0215/ATF103
    A21-103
    Canberra (Fairbairn)
    Australian Capital Territory
    Australia
    May 23, 1985
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