FA/18 Super Hornets Refueling with KC-30A RAAF

F/A-18 Super Hornet flying alongside an A330 MRTT

Members of Australia’s Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) shared the thrill of flight with their loved ones in a truly extraordinary event. Pilots and crew from the No.1 Squadron, famed for their F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets, and the KC-30A (A330 MRTT) tanker aircraft offered their families a glimpse into their world with a spectacular aerial demonstration.

The incredible experience featured heart-stopping formation flying, air-to-air refueling maneuvers, and a dazzling finale of flares. Aviation enthusiasts will delight in the raw footage provided, unedited and without added music. This deliberate choice allows viewers to immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of the KC-30A aircraft, filled with the excited voices of families and children as they watch the F/A-18 Super Hornets perform breathtaking feats just outside the windows.

Look closely, and you might even witness heartwarming moments where the Super Hornet pilots wave to their families onboard the tanker.

This rare opportunity provided an unforgettable and unique perspective on the dedication and skill of the RAAF’s finest.