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The Pacific Airshow Gold Coast has confirmed the participation of a number of RAAF and USAF aircraft.

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast founder Kevin Elliott said he was thrilled to announce the participation of a great variety of impressive aircraft from around the world, showcasing the cutting-edge capabilities of the ADF and the United States military.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have the support of the ADF, showcasing key assets from their arsenal at our event. The Royal Australian Air Force’s commitment and participation is of particular significance given Pacific Airshow is the new kid on the block," Elliot said. 

The RAAF contingent is expected to include F/A-18F Super Hornets, C-17A Globemaster III, the Air Force Roulettes, and the C130J Hercules.

The US contingent is expected to include the PACAF F-16 Demo Team, the KC-135R Stratotanker Demo Team, the US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey, a C-17A Globemaster III, a C-5M Super Galaxy, and the US Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Demonstration Team.

“What sets our event apart from your ‘typical airshow’ is its unique setting, high tempo and diverse hospitality offerings. We offer something for everyone, including those who have never considered attending an airshow before," Elliot said.

“Pacific Airshow is a remote show, meaning it takes place over water as opposed to an airport, giving you the chance to watch the action from the comfort of the beach, listening to great music and commentary while surrounded by your family, friends, and in an amazing hospitality venue.

“We present performers in a cadence that really changes the whole airshow experience, which is what Pacific Airshow is all about. As one Aviator finishes their display, another flies right in, and you have less than 60 seconds between performers. So, there's always something to see, always something in your face, always something new happening.

"We are bringing this event to Australia at the ideal time to support the ADF’s current recruiting efforts."

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