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Darwin Aviation Museum

Exercise Pitch Black 2018 Open Day – what a display!

The Open Day at RAAF Base Darwin is one of two most anticipated public events held during the Royal Australian Air Force’s Exercise Pitch Black, held every two years. The open day, as announced by Air Commodore Noddy Sawade at the begining of the exercise, is set up at the[…]

Walkaround F-111C A8-113

  Being one to frequent airshows, I usually find myself constantly filming and ending up with hours, upon hours of vision from each Airshow that I attend. During the Australian International Airshow, which is held every two years at Avalon Airport in Victoria, I tend to spend up to 9[…]

Last patrol for RAAF Orion A9-757 – another preserved for the public to see.

Just after 10 am on June 23rd 2018, Royal Australian Air Force Lockheed AP-3C Orion, serial A9-757, was officially handed over to the Darwin Aviation Museum in the Northern Territory, Australia. The aquisition process has been a 2 year odyssey for the tender team at the museum, but all the[…]

Bombing of Darwin – 75th Anniversary

Just before 10 a.m on the morning of the 19th of February 1942, Australian history was marked by a dark moment as Darwin became the first major target on land to be bombed by a large airborne enemy force. Having been relatively immune from enemy strikes, this attack was to[…]