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33 Squadron, Topping Up in the Top End!

  Affair – During Exercise Pitch Black 2018 in the far northern part of Australia, Royal Australian Air force KC-30A of 33 Squadron have been conducting aerial refuelling training with participating Australian and foreign military aircraft. Aviation Spotters Online have been capturing many parts of this year’s exercise including team[…]

Wings Over Illawarra 2018 – Defence Showcase

ADF Showcase It was the largest contingent of Australian Defence Force aircraft and helicopters at a Wings Over the Illawarra ever! The Royal Australian Air Force presented examples of the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, Lockheed Martin C-130J, Boeing P-8 Poseidon, Alenia C-27J Spartan, McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-18A Hornet, BAe Hawk-127 and[…]

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[…]

707th Boeing 707-338 Cockpit lands at HARS

In the early hours of July 23rd a Yellow Kenworth stopped behind the tail of the Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA which sits proudly at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) facility at Albion Park. It was what was on the low loader of the Kenworth that had just arrived from RAAF[…]

Top End Top Up’s

RAAF KC-30 Tankers from 33SQN played a major role in Talisman Sabre 2015, the largest Exercise held in Australia and ASO was incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to go along on one of their air-to-air refueling missions to see the action up-close and personal. The USS George Washington was[…]