The group started with Lindsay Sinclair the father of eastern block aircraft introduction into Australia. This comprised a group of enthusasists that toured Australia in their Russian flying machines. Lindsay also introduced the Chinese Nanchang to the group.
The name “Russian Roolettes” evolved at a Queensland air show. The RAAF Roulettes could not get to the show due to severe weather between them and the show venue. The organisers approached Lindsay and his group and asked if they could do some flypasts to fill in for the RAAF Roulettes. Lindsay said yes. The organisers then asked if the group had a name. Lindsay made one up on the fly … “Call us the Russian Roolettes” … The name has stuck ever since. We have a great relationship with the RAAF Roulettes.
?The team is based in the Southern Highlands of NSW at the Berrima district aero club field at Mittagong. We train regularly to keep our skills sharp. The Team is unique in flying two differrent types of of aircraft in a synchronised display. The aim is to always have something in front of the crowd. The team is also FAST compliant.