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From the archives: Rollout of the first RAAF Super Hornet

This story from the Australian Aviation archives is from August 2009, when Andrew McLaughlin wrote about unveiling of the RAAF's first F/A-18F Super Hornet.

Boeing presents on F/A-18 Block III enhancements at Sea-Air-Space

Boeing has presented some details of its previously announced Block III enhancements to the F/A-18 Super Hornet at the Sea-Air-Space 2019 maritime exposition in the United States.

US Navy orders 78 Block III Super Hornets

The United Status Navy has awarded Boeing a US$4.04 billion (A$5.7 billion) multi-year contract for the production of 78 F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornets.

TBT: Super squadron – Super Hornet training at NAS Lemoore

This week’s Throwback Thursday feature looks at VFA-122, the US Navy squadron which trained the initial cadre of RAAF Super Hornet aircrews.

Throwback Thursday: Fast Jet females

Report examines why Australia has yet to graduate a female fighter jet pilot In almost a quarter century since the Australian Defence Force fully opened the cockpit door, women have piloted C-130s, C-17s and Black Hawk helicopters and more. But they have yet to crack the big one, to become fully qualified fast jet pilots.


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