V8 Supercar drivers experience extreme G-force dogfighting against each other in F/A-18 Hornet jets

Oct 19 2012 - 1 Comment

Australian readers of The Aviationist pointed out the following interesting video, showing V8 Supercar drivers Garth Tander and Shane Van Gisbergen sitting on the backseat of F/A-18 Hornet jets of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The drivers, did not only have the opportunity to fly the multi-role combat planes, but enjoyed also the thrill of a simulated dogfight.

Tander and Van Gisbergen flew with two of Australia’s Tog Guns: Squadron Leader Jason ‘Easty’ Easthope and Flight Lieutenant Jason ‘Crossy’ Cross at the Williamtown (30km north of Newcastle) RAAF base.

“Like driving a car?”

“No..”

  • Bill G.

    It kinda bothers me that these guys weren’t made to wear nomex gloves. Many career-ending burn injuries have occurred to guys who decided not to wear nomex gloves (or they wore their favorite pair of old/worn ones).