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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

RAAF Hawks transit Coolangatta

Totally off topic however we generally don't see many fighter jets visiting civilian airports within the greater Brisbane area except for RAAF Amberley. When I heard the RAAF BAe Hawk 127 Lead-in Fighters were making a fuel stop at the Gold Coast enroute to exercise High Sierra in Townsville, I couldn't resist the opportunity to soak up the noise and get up close with these high performance aircraft.

The BAe Hawk 127 Lead-in Fighter is used for initial training to prepare aircrew for operational conversion to the F/A-18 Hornet fighter. Powered by a single Adour Mk 871 turbofan engine the BAe Hawk 127 is an advanced trainer with a two-man tandem cockpit and a low-mounted cantilever wing.

Please enjoy these pictures taken at Coolangatta (YBCG) on the 13th June and 27th June.