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AIR FORCE April 1, 2010
THE Roulettes sure know how to pick
They took Holden driver Garth Tander
on a flight on March 11, two days before
the first of the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar
races in Adelaide.
It has become tradition for one of the
drivers to catch a lift in a Roulette during
practice runs leading up to the four-day
event. It gives them the chance to get a
birds-eye view of the track, as well as get
a taste of life in a very different fast lane.
The flight consisted of loops, barrel
rolls, roll backs and various formation
positions over both the coast of Adelaide
and the race track at Victoria Park, accord-
ing to Roulette Leader SQNLDR Glenn
Perhaps it inspired the Holden driver
to greater heights. Tander won both races
over the weekend.
The Roulettes' work was not completed,
The aerobatic team thrilled the Clipsal
500 crowd with 13-minute shows on all
three race days.
The pilots also made it to trackside
and Tander returned the favour by giving
them a personal tour through the pits and
over his car.
The Roulettes were only part of the
ADF presence at the annual event, which
attracted about 270,000 visitors.
An F-111 was one of Air Force's star
attractions, thrilling spectators with a han-
dling display, dump and burn and flypast
for the first time over the track since 2004.
This year also marked its final appearance
at the Adelaide event. A Hornet also pro-
vided a flyover.
The ADF entertainment also included
ground displays of military vehicles, weap-
onry, simulators and life support equipment.
In a drive of a different kind at the Clipsal
500, a team of members from RAAF Base
Edinburgh revved up electric clippers to
raise money and awareness for leukaemia
research. See Page 19 for the full story.
Getting on a winner
THE INNER SANCTUM: V8 Supercar driver Garth Tander in the Toll
Holden Racing Team garage with the Roulettes, from left, FLTLT Adam
Robinson, FLTLT Adam Lorschy, SQNLDR Glenn Canfield, FLTLT Paul
Henry and FLTLT Tim Borella.
Photo: CPL Rodney Welch
MASTERS OF THE AIR: Above, the RAAF
Roulettes perform a six-ship formation flying
display over the Clipsal 500 main straight.
Photo: LAC Scott Woodward
UP AND OVER: Below, LAC Russell Bennett
with his German Shepherd Pagan on the
Photo: LAC David Cotton
LOOKING THE PART: Above, Damon Hefford, 11,
left and Ryan Phillips, 10, from South Plympton,
try on the Alpha Helmet assisted by SGT David
Barnett of 92WG Life Support.
Photo: ACW Nichola Freeman
MULTI-SKILLED: Right, FLTLT Adam Darcy
from JEWOSU shows his yo-yo-ing skills while
interacting with the public. Photo: SGT Murray Staff
NEW FRIEND: ACW Michelle Hiesley, a military
working dog handler, introduces V8 Supercar drivers
Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards to puppy
Photo: LAC Scott Woodward
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