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F/A-18A Hornet Handling Display at Supercars Hidden Valley Darwin

Heads up for for all the Spotters in and around Darwin : What:     1 x F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Number 75 Squadron will conduct a handling display at the Supercars event in Darwin When:     Saturday 18 June from 3:50pm and Sunday 19 June from 1:05pm Where:     Hidden[…]

Head’s up – F/A-18 Hornet & Hawk Night Flying

A big week ahead with Night Op’s all week from RAAF Williamtown :   What:        Up to 14 F/A-18 Hornet aircraft and up to eight Hawk 127 aircraft from RAAF Base Williamtown will be conducting night flying operations.   Where:      Williamtown and surrounding airspace.   When:        Monday to Friday, 11-15[…]

RAAF Roulettes And A Hornet at the 2016 Clipsal 500 @ Adelaide

Facing temperatures in the high 30’s over the weekend, the 2016 Clipsal 500 was hot on the track and off. While 99% of the punters were there to watch the car racing, ASO was there to grab a few shots of the action in the air. The Royal Australian Air[…]

3 Squadron Centennial Dedication Service Canberra

Here is another great chance to see some fast jet action if you live close to Canberra.   There will be a large gathering of ex 3SQN personnel as well as family for this event so please respect and be mindful of their space for this event- Mark.   What:[…]

A Short Hornet movie

What do you do with way too many photo’s from a shoot? Put them all into a movie !  

2016 Australia Day Fly Overs

While the weather on the east coast might not be the best for it , there will many fly over’s around the country and here is a list of where the action can be seen.What:     76SQN Hawk 127 flypast for Australia Day Activities. Where:   Canberra, ACT When:    Tuesday, 26[…]

2OCU A year with the Tiger Squadron.

Introduction My ASO Co-Editor Mark Jessop has spent the last 12 months working closely with the Royal Australian Air Force 2OCU Tiger Squadron to document their year of operation. The following substantial article is a detailed look, a photographic and video journey into the little known world of some of our[…]

Exercise High Sierra 2015 almost complete.

With the end in sight, the next generation of Fighter Pilots only have a few missions left to prove they have what it takes to fly the F/A-18 Hornet. After 6 months at 2OCU (Operational Conversion Unit) the students and Squadron move to RAAF Townsville for the final 3 week[…]

Newcastle Mattara Hornet display 2015

Each year, the city of Newcastle, Australia, holds a community event called the Mattara Festival with all kinds of family entertainment and events such a car shows, art displays, an automotive hill-climb, fair rides and plenty more. This year the event was supported  by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)[…]