Roulettes aerobatics display in skies over Alice Springs,
by NICK KOSSATCH -
15th April 2015
RAAF Roulettes display over Alice Springs. Picture:
bright blue skies over Alice Springs were the scene
of a spectacular RAAF Roulettes aerobatics display
yesterday afternoon as a part of a two-week tour of
South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western
formation of six Pilatus PC9/A aircraft reached speeds
of 400km/h as they trekked through the Gap before
heading above Anzac Hill where they climbed to 3000ft.
Flight Lieutenant Andreas Jacobs was one of the six
pilots who showcased their aerial skills over Alice
love flying and always, since a very young age, have
wanted to fly aeroplanes, Mr Jacobs said.
actually did my pilots licence 30 years ago
and Im one of the older guys in the team.
was my second run through and I did a short stint
about two years ago.
said nerves had played a part before a show because
of the precise planning work that goes into it, but
with experience they soon disappeared.
be quite honest you are too busy to be nervous.
great fun, what can I say, its a huge amount
of fun and really enjoyable, Mr Jacobs said.
closely choreographed and risk managed.
Sale-based RAAF Roulettes team head for Western Australia
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formation of six Pilatus PC9/A aircraft over Alice
Springs. Picture: Barry Skipsey