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Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo

Great weather, great performers and great New Zealand hospitality…that about sums up the Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo. This awesome event, held over the weekend of the 25th & 26th of February at RNZAF Base Ohakea, was this year’s showcase for the RNZAF. Celebrating the armed forces[…]

Heads Up:- Roulettes and Air Force Balloon Displays at Barossa Airshow

What:             Roulettes Aerobatics and Balloon Displays at Barossa Airshow   When:             Sunday, 2 April, between 10am and 4pm                          Where:           Rowland Flat Airfield, Koch Road, Krondorf   Background:   The Royal Australian Air Force will add some extra excitement to the Barossa Airshow this weekend with displays by[…]

USAF Air Power Comes To The North

A squadron of United States Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptors will arrive in Australia today ahead of the first Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) activity in Australia under the US Force Posture Initiatives. The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the visiting F-22s will be located at RAAF[…]

Aviation Nation 2016

At the start of the year when deciding which air shows around the world I would like to attend, Aviation Nation 2016, held at Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada desert, was one of the first onto that list. Not only is Nellis AFB a location that anyone with[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Pete’s Spotting Blog – 2016

Welcome! I decided to create this ongoing blog so I am able to share some of the more interesting photos that I amass as I travel the country & the world! The shots at the top will be the most current etc. I hope you enjoy! Pete Friday 02nd &[…]

Pitch Black 2016 – It Has Begun!

The Royal Australian Air Force yesterday launched Exercise Pitch Black 2016 at RAAF Base Darwin. Exercise Pitch Black 2016 is the Air Force’s largest training activity this year and will be conducted in the Northern Territory from Friday 29 July to Friday 19 August. The exercise includes up to 115[…]

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[…]