RAAF Roulettes

The RAAF Roulettes Australian aerobatic team flew the Aermacchi MB326H aircraft from its inception until 1989.   At that time the MB326H was replaced with the Pilatus PC-9 aircraft which are used by the Roulettes to this date.

On December 17, 1970 the RAAF Roulettes appeared in their very first air show.  Since then, they have appeared thousands of times, before millions of fans.

The RAAF Roulettes team was named after a popular flight routine called “the roulette.”  The maneuver is performed by a pair of aircraft, one flying clockwise, the other in the opposite direction, in a large horizontal circle.   At one point the two aircraft cross horizontally and dramatically at the show center.

RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes

Seagull Models has a RAAF Roulettes airplane with a 71 in. wingspan.  The ARF will take 1.2 two stroke engines or 110 motor and comes with retracts. Completed weight should be around 11 pounds.

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