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RAAF F/A-18A Hornet Display Mattara Festival 2015.

Some more footage from the vault, this time it’s the F/A-18A Hornet display for the Mattara Festival over Nobbys Beach back in 2015. As you can see the weather wasn’t kind, but the then current solo display pilot “Bung” sure doesn’t let the local crowd down. Sit back and enjoy the[…]

RAAF 79SQN Nav Hawk Flight around the South Island of New Zealand.

  It’s amazing how quick time can go and one year ago the ASO team was in New Zealand covering “Wings Over Wanaka”. Much to our luck the Royal Australian Air Force had sent over some Hawks from 79Squadron  based at RAAF Pearce WA. After catching up with the team[…]

Heads Up – Low flying F/A-18 Hornets Western NSW.

Heads Up for people in the Western Flying Space of NSW. Air Force fast jets conduct low flying training around Merriwa   Residents living in the vicinity of Merriwa, Cassilis and Sandy Hollow can expect low flying F/A-18A Hornet aircraft in support of specialised training operations from Monday for two[…]

2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Heads Up.

The Australian Formula One is in Melbourne this weekend and from tomorrow the action will be not only on the track but also in the sky with the Royal Australian Air Force showcasing not only the power but the precision it takes to be a RAAF pilot.    On Friday[…]

RAAF 2OCU 75th Anniversary F/A-18A Tail Scheme.

2017 marks the 75th anniversary for the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, or 2OCU . The unit formed in April 1942 at Port Pirie, SA but relocated to RAAF Mildura, Victoria the following month. The unit provided training on all forms of aircraft during World War 2 but[…]

Australia Day 2017 RAAF F/A-18 Hornet Display.

The first F/A-18 Hornet display of the year is always the Australia Day show over the crowd around Sydney Harbour but, unlike last year’s blue sky day, this year was the opposite with rain and low cloud. All morning the team from 2OCU kept checking the weather to see if the display[…]

Catastrophic Fire Conditions Today, NSW.

For the first time since 2013 parts of NSW has been declared on the NSWRFS fire warning scale as “Catastrophic Fire Conditions “.  From the southern parts of NSW which are mainly in the “High” or “Very High” rating it goes from midway to the Northern Boarder where it’s “Severe”, “Extreme” or “Catastrophic”. These conditions are VERY RARE but[…]

Australia Day fly overs around the country.

Today is Australia Day and one of the biggest days around the country to see aviation take to the skies. We think it’s a great time to look back at some of the footage we captured last year and release some other views we have for the first time to[…]

Timberline Blackhawk arrives for Australian Summer.

Every year we are seeing new and exciting capabilities arrive into Australia and this year is no different. PAYS Airservice and Timberline Helicopters Incorporated have teamed up to bring out to Australia the first working civil Blackhawk, outside the United States and show case it’s capability not only in fire[…]