Yeppoon’s Brian Giles watches the RAAF Roulettes.
Yeppoon’s Brian Giles watches the RAAF Roulettes. Chris Ison Rokcraaf

Ace air show over Rocky

FOR Brian Giles, a moment watching RAAF Roulettes fly above his head was a memorable one.

So when 3pm came yesterday, he was front and centre on the Fitzroy Bridge, ready for the show.

And so were many others, as the Royal Australian Air Force Roulette Aerobatic team put on a great show for onlookers in their ‘High Show’ performance.

The 68-year-old said he learnt to fly at the Rockhampton Aero Club in 1958.

“To see something like this today for me is beautiful,” he said.

This show is right up there in the best aerobatics shows I’ve ever seen.”

The show took place over the Fitzroy River in six Pilatus PC-9A aircraft which demonstrated many whirls and twirls above the city for about 15 minutes.

Throughout the show, each pilot maintained their aircraft only three metres from each other at speeds up to 550kmh.

See the photo gallery of the Roulettes ‘High Show’ now on the Morning Bulletin website.



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