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RAAF take on the Aggressors at Red Flag

Red Flag 16-1 For anyone with even a passing interest in military aviation, these 2 words would be synonymous with fast jets, big bombers and lots of noise.  For many civilians, scenes of Maverick & Goose chasing “MIG-28’s” around in their Tomcats spring to mind, but for the real world[…]

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[…]

Friday Night Frenzy

 Photos by ASO team members Peter Chrismas, Mark Jessop and Leigh Atkinson Start delayed, but worth the wait! Temora Aviation Museum tried something a little bit different this year by extending the show back into the Friday night. Hampered by high winds and hot weather the start of the first Friday[…]

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[…]

F/A-18A Hornets flying low level around Western Military Airspace

Air Force fighter jets low-level flying training in Merriwa, Mudgee areas this week . Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets from RAAF Base Williamtown will conduct intensive flying training in the Mudgee, Merriwa and Tambar Springs areas this week from Monday to Thursday, 9-12 November, during afternoons and evenings. Flying[…]

V8 Supercars Beaten around Bathurst 1000

  With race day upon us the display slots for all aircraft had to be pushed forward as the “main race” started at 11:00am and this really worked in the favour of any spotter who was there to capture the action. As soon as I pulled up I could see[…]

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)[…]

RAAF F/A-18A Hornet A21-35 Friday Night Show Avalon 2015

Here’s a stunning display of an RAAF F/A-18A Hornet wearing a special Commemorative 30th Anniversary tail scheme, to celebrate 30 years of RAAF Hornet Operations. Although in 75 Squadron marking’s , it was flown during the Australian International Airshow by Flt.Lt Adam who is part of No.2 Operational Conversion Unit[…]