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

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.

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About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.