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?”
- Photo: Flames explode behind the Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Hornets at Miramar Air Show 2012 (theaviationist.com)
- U.S Marine Corps F/A-18A Hornet jets deploying to the Middle East (theaviationist.com)
- Video: NASA’s F/A18 Hornet extended view of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s flyover Southern California (theaviationist.com)