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Operation Bushfire Assist 2020

Aviation Spotters Online videographer Mark Pourzenic,  was recently  given the privilege of being able to witness first hand, the Australian Defence Forces Humanitarian Aid mission, helping those affected by the bushfires in Victoria’s east through Operation Bushfire Assist. Operation Bushfire Assist – Since September 2019, the Australian Defence Force has[…]

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[…]

HMAS Cerberus Open Day 2016

Sunday  the 23rd of October 2016, saw myself leaving my flat in Ascot Vale in the early hours of the morning for the long drive across town towards Western Port Bay, around an hour and a half drive or so heading in a south easterly direction.   Heading across town[…]

Dry Season Thunder- a week in Exercise Diamond Storm 2017

Over the last few weeks the tempo has ramped up to the final days of Exercise Diamond Storm 2017 which has been held in the Northern Territory. During just one week ASO was able to attend photographic and video opportunities arranged by RAAF Public Affairs Office to capture various aspects[…]