RAAF Roulettes over Alice Springs earlier today
RAAF Roulettes in their Pilatus PC-9/A’s over Alice Springs earlier today

A friend of mine with aviation connections posted the following tweet earlier this afternoon:

RAAF Roulettes are due to fly over Alice Springs at aprx 2pm local time – 3500ft, east of Anzac Hill then land at airport.

OK I thought, will I stay here at Eastside or take a run out to the airport? If I stayed at home they might just fly overhead and I might grab a few shots. Slackness and lunch made up my mind for me so I stayed home and was treated to a great show from my front door.

These guys flow low...
These guys flow low…

I thought it might be a bit of a squib, after all my mate said that they would be at 3,500 feet…but I was delighted to see that not only did they fly low…very low and very fast…but they also flew right over my house – or so it seemed – more than once.

Close formation flying
and in close formation…

And, from the screams and “oohs” from the school down the road it sounded like the kids enjoyed the show as well.

more close formation flight
and in any direction…
RAAF Roulettes sideon 11249
and again…
The RAAF Roulettes team, 2010. Photo RAAF
and here is the RAAF Roulettes team, 2010. Photo RAAF

You can see – and read – more about the RAAF Roulettes, their planes and where and how they fly them at their website here.

Thanks for the great show guys!

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