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First RAAF F-35s arrive at Williamtown.

Yesterday (December 10th 2018) saw the official delivery of the Royal Australian Air Force’s first two Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs (also known at the Lightning II), at RAAF Base Williamtown, just north of Newcastle. While 10 aircraft have been delivered to the RAAF so far, they are currently used in the[…]

Back to the Future…..Ruslan returns to Avalon

When the rumour mill started turning earlier this year that an Antonov AN-124 might be coming to Avalon I’ll admit I was more then a little dismissive that this would eventuate. Not since the 1992 Airshow where the giant aircraft flew a jaw dropping display had there been a Ruslan[…]

The Roulette Experience is enough to flip your world upside down.

  Everyone starts the year with a few goals and I’m no different, but 2015 was a massive year for myself covering the Australian International Air Show at Avalon, FCI Course, Exercise Talisman Sabre, Exercise Northern Shield , Exercise High Sierra and Warbirds Downunder. So for me 2016 had to be[…]

Book of Souls Tour, Iron Maiden Touches Down Under in a 747

They formed in Leyton, East London in 1975 by the bands bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris and have been rocking around the world since. Iron Maiden are considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, with reports stating in 2015 that the band have sold over 90[…]

500 Aircraft Fighting Fires Across Australia

This year as the Australian summer progressed we have all seen the nightly news reports and watched in horror and shock at the recent fires across this big brown land and witnessed the devastation that the fast-moving grass and bush fires can do and their massive impact on the towns they threaten[…]

Korean Stars, The Black Eagles.

I’m going to start this article with the conclusion (spoiler alert!). You really must see this world-class team’s display if you ever get the opportunity, they are absolutely fantastic. What more can I say? 😉 Most aviation minded people are aware of the various major international aerobatic teams around the[…]

Two RAAF C-17 to Cruise low level off QLD Coast

Tomorrow (Friday 9th October, 2015) afternoon at 4pm QLD time two of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 Globemasters will be conducting low level tactical formation flight along the Southern QLD and Northern NSW coasts. Flying as low as 90m off the water these two behemoths will pass Noosa[…]