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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[…]

A Day with the RAAF Roulette’s Video.

Back in February ASO spent a day with the RAAF Roulette’s and as the year end’s and Squadron Leader Paul “Bones” Henry finishes as Roulette 1 so there is no better time to release the video from the day by team member Mark Pourzenic. You can also go over the[…]

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[…]

2015 Bathurst 1000 F/A-18A Display

After last years effort I thought it would be wise to try a few more angles and there is no better place than on top of Mount Panorama for one of the greatest views going to watch a Max Performance Display of a RAAF F/A-18. Even though I had driven[…]

Hawk 127 LIFCAP

A27-27 captured from Tomaree headland, Nelson Bay, Australia, during flight trials for the Lead-In-Fighter, Capability Assurance Programme (LIFCAP) in April, 2015. Operated by 79 Squadron at Pearce, Western Australia (for type conversion) and 76 Squadron at Williamtown, near Newcsatle, New South Wales (for Introductory Fighter Training), with both units also[…]

2015 Hunter Valley Airshow

The July 4th & 5th weekend saw the inaugural Hunter Valley Airshow held at Maitland airport (also known as Rutherford), just 30 minutes’ drive west of Newcastle (or about 2 hour’s drive up the freeway from Sydney) at the start of the picturesque Hunter Valley, which is right in my[…]