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Melbourne Airport the first fifty years.

Fifty years is a major milestone for anyone to reach.  This year, Melbourne airport, will reach that milestone on July 1st 2020.  Known locally as Tullamarine Airport, it is the main domestic and international airport servicing the state of Victoria. Melbourne airport is located some 23 kilometres North West of[…]

Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment, the Aussie company taking on the world one tank at a time.

PRESS RELEASE  Exciting news coming out of Queensland, Australia from the company, ‘Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment’ (Helitak), who are showing the international community they aren’t just ‘those guys from down under’ anymore.  The FT4500 Black Hawk fire tank, has successfully received an Exclusive Use contract from the U.S. Forest Service[…]

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QANTAS’s 747, The Queen of the skies

If there was an example of a type of aircraft which shrunk the globe and brought air travel to the people, it was the Boeing Company SEVEN FOURTY SEVEN or as the public call it, the Jumbo Jet. To most though it’s the 747.  For many airlines including our own[…]

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Australian Fire Season 2019/20 review

Fire Season 2019-20 Overview Aerial Fire Fighting in Australia   This fire season has proved to be one of Australia’s largest and has produced the largest numbers and some of the biggest fires ever seen in the country. New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia all[…]

QANTAS Project Sunrise aircraft Selection, Airbus A350-1000

News for the airliner spotting community today from QANTAS’s head office, was that the airline had selected an aircraft for Project Sunrise. This is part of the airline’s plan to launch new nonstop flights from Sydney to New York and London that would be the amongst the longest flights in[…]

Tocumwal 2019, Inaugural NSW regional Airshow

The inaugural Tocumwal Airshow took to the skies for the first time on Saturday the 14th September, with a massive line-up of historical & performance aircraft taking  part in the event. With the event kicking off at 11am, the  four hours of aerial action included historic aircraft, warbirds, bi-planes, jets and aerobatics.[…]

Road side Airshow, lead up to Avalon 2019

It is an exciting time the lead up to any airshow. Especially an International one where the manufacturers line up to display their latest in aviation technology. Airlines and defence forces bring their latest and greatest to wow the crowds.  This years Australian International Airshow was of course no exception.[…]

Australian Fire Season 2018/19 review

Fire Season 2018-19 Overview Aerial Fire Fighting in Australia The 2018 fire season started a lot earlier than usual this season. With the first major fire occurring in the Southern New South Wales area of Nowra. It wasn’t long before one near Ulladulla and another in the Bega Valley burnt[…]

2 Operational Conversion Unit Hornet, visits its wartime home one last time.

2 Operational Conversion Unit, Royal Australian Air Force Mildura Airport located approximately five hours from Melbourne has a significant wartime heritage. This weekend that history was again honoured with a visit by a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18B ‘Classic’ Hornet. The aircraft from the 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) arrived[…]