These Aussie Hornets Pull Away From This Prop Plane Like It Was Sitting Still

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Red Bull air racer Matt Hall apparently had some company while cruising high in one of his acrobatic planes (MXS-R or Extra 300). It came in the form of a pair of Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets. After flying off his wing for a bit they moved on a in a spectacular fashion.

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Check out this acceleration:

These Hornets are flying completely clean, no tanks no weapons. As such they are at the height of their performance potential. What’s funny about this video is that they may not have even been in full afterburner for the pull away.

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If anything this video proves the old adage, there is flying and then there is FLYING! Something that the RAAF has proven to us over and over again.

Contact the author at Tyler@jalopnik.com.


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AlexioFlexio
AlexioFlexio

why do i feel strangely non-plussed? I guess I was expecting actual acceleration.. not just a slow pull-away. that speed differential looked like something between a bmw 325i, and a 335i... definitely not an M3 even. (I had to use a frame of reference everyone could understand)