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    Exercise Pitch Black 2016 “The Art of War”

    “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War – Pitch Black 2016 Every two years the Royal Australian Air Force hosts nations from all around the globe, along with its own chosen units, they all[…]

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    F/A-18A Hornet Onboard Video V8 Supercars Clipsal 500.

    With all of South Australia having no power due to the biggest storm in maybe 100 years there could be no better time on “Throw Back Thursday” to release some awesome video footage from the 2016 V8 Supercars Clipsal 500. The pilot is from SA and he sure does do[…]

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    3 Squadron 100th Anniversary Scheme

    ASO was privileged to be one of the few media outlets to be allowed to get the first photos of F/A-18A Hornet A21-27 which has been specially painted for the 100th anniversary of 3 Squadron. 3SQN was formed on the 18th of  September 1916 at Australian Imperial Forces camp beside[…]

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    Burners over the Beach – Sunset Handling Display PB2016

    What connects the Darwin’s Mindil Beach, golden sunsets over Fannie Bay and Exercise Pitch Black?……only the most anticipated military handling display of 2016 in the Top End – the Aircraft Handling Display over Mindil Beach, right on sunset, on 11th of August 2016. Having been promoted in the local media, and by[…]

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    Hornets Nest – Classic Hornets in the NT

    Royal Australian Air Force’s F/A-18A Hornets were recently taking part in Exercise Pitch Black in the Northern Territory, Australia. I had the chance to document a couple of the RAAF’s 77 SQN Hornets as they prepared to rejoin the battle. With multiple missions running day and night over the three[…]

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    Seattle – From The Air!

    I nervously smiled as we finally lifted off the ground and departed from Boeing Field towards our first destination, Renton. The words of someone who is scared of flying? No. Just someone who has never been in a helicopter before! Those who know me would be aware that I fly[…]

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    Mass Launch Airside Exercise Pitch Black 2016

    Morning Launch of the first wave Exercise Pitch Black 2016 Date- Thursday, August 11 2016 Where- RAAF Base Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia Location- Airside,  Flight Operations. Storyteller- Mark Pourzenic Having the opportunity as a videographer and part of the team which is, Aviation Spotters Online, there are certain instances when[…]

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    Heads Up : Australian Defence Force Academy Open Day

    Heads up for some ADF flying today in Canberra. What: Flying activity will be conducted over the ADFA Parade Ground at Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT. When: Navy Helicopters will arrive from Friday 26 August 2016 at approximately 3:00-5pm and depart on Saturday 27 August 2016 at approximately 4:30pm. The Roulettes[…]

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    High In The Sky! – RAAF KC-30A Media Flight

    From the time it was announced early on Wednesday morning at the initial briefing, to the moment we walked across the scorching tarmac to board, the anticipation was high. For many, this would be their first time observing an air-2-air refueling operation from on board the tanker aircraft. Before boarding[…]

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    Spotting in Thailand, Part 1. Suvarnabhumi Airport

      One thing we can all agree on is there is a mass of airlines and airplanes the world over. While it’s fun chasing liveries and specific types in your local area, state or around Australia, the rest of the world has some interesting things to see as well. So[…]

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    Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield – Brisbane Valley

    Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield in situated in the picturesque Brisbane Valley just a few minutes drive from either Esk or Toogoolawah. Located at  801 Cressbrook-Caboombah Road Cressbrook, Queensland, just above Wivenhoe dam, this is one of the prettiest locations for an airfield in Queensland. Brisbane Valley[…]

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    Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 first Service to Melbourne

    Singapore Airlines took the honours of operating the first Airbus A350-900 9V-SME into Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport on Wednesday August 10th around 16:40 in the evening on runway 34, slightly ahead of the scheduled 17:30 that was originally planned. The aircraft was delivered on July 28th this year and is Airbus’s[…]

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    A Few Days At The MACH Loop

    The day starts with an early alarm…..I need to be up on the hills in case the flying starts early in the morning. I climb out of bed and slowly ready myself for the day ahead. It’s only a 40 minute drive from my hotel in the sleepy seaside town[…]

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    360Fly HD video camera

    Every now and then something comes along that just changes the way we see things and the brand new 360Fly video camera does just that. I have been using different types of video cameras now for 25 years to capture video with the goal to try and get footage that[…]

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    Current list of Future Air Shows and Events

    Last Updated 27/08/2016   August 2016 27 & 28 AUG : Brisbane Valley Airshow – Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield – Cressbrook-Caboombah Road Cressbrook. (QLD) – http://brisbanevalleyairshow.com.au/ 27 & 28 AUG – Tumut Annual Fly-in, Tumut (NSW) – Website September 2016 24 SEP – Maryborough Wings N Wheels Festival, Maryborough Airport[…]

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