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QANTAS’s 747, The Queen of the skies

If there was an example of a type of aircraft which shrunk the globe and brought air travel to the people, it was the Boeing Company SEVEN FOURTY SEVEN or as the public call it, the Jumbo Jet. To most though it’s the 747.  For many airlines including our own[…]

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 – USAF McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender Media Flight

Exercise Talisman Sabre  is a bilateral, biennial combined major training exercise between Australia and the United States.  The aim of the exercise is to strengthen the resolve between the military services of Australia and the United States, through combined and Joint Task Force operations, resulting in improved combat readiness and[…]

Road side Airshow, lead up to Avalon 2019

It is an exciting time the lead up to any airshow. Especially an International one where the manufacturers line up to display their latest in aviation technology. Airlines and defence forces bring their latest and greatest to wow the crowds.  This years Australian International Airshow was of course no exception.[…]

USAF 194th FS F-15C Eagles – Air Superiority over the Top End

The Royal Australian Air Force’s Diamond Storm and the Air Warfare Instructor’s Course normally includes a foreign component to the exercises. This has occured for decades now and 2019 was no exception. This year the United States Air Force deployed two squadrons to RAAF Base Darwin to participate and train[…]

AWIC 2019 – Warfare training in the Royal Australian Air Force

The Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC) hasn’t always been in the current format we see at the latest series of Diamond Exercises – Diamond Shield, Diamond Seas and Diamond Storm, each in itself a unique phase of training where the ADF makes the best even better. The Royal Australian Air[…]

Exercise Diamond Storm – training the best in 2019 Pt1

  One of the Royal Australian Air Force’s premier biennial Large Force Employment exercises, Exercise Diamond Storm 2019, has been under way in the Top End since Monday 29 April, with aircraft operating from RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory. The United States Air Force[…]

Exercise Diamond Shield 2019

Exercise Diamond Shield is in full swing at RAAF Bases Williamtown and Amberly this week. The exercise is a part of the second biennial Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC), a six-month program that integrates warfighting functions across a range of specialisations within the Royal Australian Air Force and brings together[…]

33 Squadron, Topping Up in the Top End!

  Affair – During Exercise Pitch Black 2018 in the far northern part of Australia, Royal Australian Air force KC-30A of 33 Squadron have been conducting aerial refuelling training with participating Australian and foreign military aircraft. Aviation Spotters Online have been capturing many parts of this year’s exercise including team[…]