Update: F/a-18a/B Classic Hornet Bound for Classic Fighters
23 November 2018
Gavin Conroy, Classic Aircraft
Update: F/a-18a/B Classic Hornet Bound for Classic Fighters Omaka
The fastest jet fighter to date to debut at Omaka Aerodrome just got faster
The F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet is a multi-role fighter, single seat aircraft and has a maximum speed of 2,200 km/h (Mach 1.8), as opposed to the 1,960km/h (Mach 1.6) of the FA-18 Super Hornet.
Spokesperson, Graham Orphan said “Of course we're delighted to be hosting any of the stunning FA-18 Hornet series jet fighters at this airshow but at the risk of stating the obvious, it makes more sense to have the Classic Hornet performing here at Classic Fighters Airshow, and of course, the Classic Hornet is faster, so will arrive sooner, so we could not be happier to be hosting these awesome machines!”.
About Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka: Held every alternate Easter the air show is the main fundraising event for the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, located in Blenheim, Marlborough NZ.
The next show is 19-21 April 2019 and tickets are available now at www.classicfighters.co.nz