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2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Heads Up.

The Australian Formula One is in Melbourne this weekend and from tomorrow the action will be not only on the track but also in the sky with the Royal Australian Air Force showcasing not only the power but the precision it takes to be a RAAF pilot.    On Friday[…]

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[…]

Air Warfare Instructors sparkle for Exercise Diamond Shield

What: Air Force’s Air Warfare Instructors will conduct flying operations to prepare for participation in Exercise Diamond Shield, to finalise their training with the most challenging test of their careers. Where: RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW. When: Monday, 13 March to Friday, 31 March. Flights will occur between the following times: […]

RAAF 2OCU 75th Anniversary F/A-18A Tail Scheme.

2017 marks the 75th anniversary for the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, or 2OCU . The unit formed in April 1942 at Port Pirie, SA but relocated to RAAF Mildura, Victoria the following month. The unit provided training on all forms of aircraft during World War 2 but[…]

Avalon Airshow: from grass roots to Australia’s Premier Airshow

After the major success of the 1988 Bicentennial airshow held at Richmond Air Force base in the New South Wales Hawkesbury region, anything that was to follow would be hard to beat. The sight and sounds from all sorts of aircraft types from across the globe. With examples of F-111s[…]

Australia Day 2017 RAAF F/A-18 Hornet Display.

The first F/A-18 Hornet display of the year is always the Australia Day show over the crowd around Sydney Harbour but, unlike last year’s blue sky day, this year was the opposite with rain and low cloud. All morning the team from 2OCU kept checking the weather to see if the display[…]

Australia Day fly overs around the country.

Today is Australia Day and one of the biggest days around the country to see aviation take to the skies. We think it’s a great time to look back at some of the footage we captured last year and release some other views we have for the first time to[…]

Bathurst 1000 F/A-18A Hornet displays 2016.

Australia’s biggest car race was on again. The Bathurst 1000 attracts every car nut in Australia to the ” Mountain” (mount Panorama) but for me it’s the best and shortest drive I can do to see a Hornet display. Every year since I started going, the Royal Australian Air Force has[…]

Bathurst 1000 RAAF F/A-18A Hornet Display Video-Saturday 2015.

The V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000 is on again this weekend so why not get ready with video from on board last years Saturday display. The display is different each day due to the time slot with the Saturday display just a bit longer. This year is the pilots last year to[…]