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2018 Rolex Formula 1 Grand Prix F/A-18A Hornet Display.

Sunday the 25th day of March 2018, presented itself with many opportunities.. one of those was  catching an UBER ride into the heartland of inner city Melbourne, and elevating to the ninth floor balcony of an apartment block which was allowed through word of a good friend of mine who[…]

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[…]

Dry Season Thunder- a week in Exercise Diamond Storm 2017

Over the last few weeks the tempo has ramped up to the final days of Exercise Diamond Storm 2017 which has been held in the Northern Territory. During just one week ASO was able to attend photographic and video opportunities arranged by RAAF Public Affairs Office to capture various aspects[…]

Dawn Strike 2017 – Hornets Return to Their Nest

The cold morning air was torn apart as wave after wave of aircraft roared low over the airfield in full afterburner before breaking off to land in a seemingly never ending stream. After about an hour the first waves of jets started to return back to base Last Friday morning[…]

Dawn Strike, Heads-Up

  Up to 35 aircraft will conduct a ‘dawn strike’ on Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown on Friday 30 June between approximately 7am to 7.30am as the Air Force’s newest air warfare combat instructors return home from Exercise Diamond Storm in the Northern Territory. Local residents are advised more[…]

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[…]

ANZAC Day 2017 Flypasts

Follow the link below for a very informative map of what, when and where to catch the many ANZAC Day fly-overs by the Royal Australian Air Force. RAAF ANZAC Day Flypasts UPDATE | The location markers on the Anzac Day 2017 Flypast Google map are not displaying correctly on some phones.[…]

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[…]

Exercise Diamond Shield Flying Program Update

What: Air Force’s Air Warfare Instructors will participate in Exercise Diamond Shield to finalise their training with the most challenging test of their careers. Where: RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW. When: Monday, 20 to Friday, 24 March. Flights will occur between the following times: Mondays to Thursdays: 10:00 am – 12:30[…]