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Flying with the Royal Malaysian Air Force in the Airbus A400M Atlas

In this the first of our Australian International Air Show articles we focus on an aircraft type that has previously visited the Australian International Air Show. The Airbus Defence and Space Military aircraft, the A400M Atlas. It was again part of the line up to be displayed among the other[…]

Erickson Celebrates 20 years of Fire Fighting operations in Australia

After 20 years in any job or employment you learn many skills. Examples include professionalism, wisdom and know how. Just some of the vitally important skills needed on any job that’s for sure. However, on an active fire ground these sorts of skills can mean the difference between a someone’s[…]

Sacheon Airshow 2019

After the ADEX show in Seoul last year (see that article HERE), the following weekend saw another show in Sacheon, a city in the south-west region of South Korea. The show was held at the military base at Sacheon which is one the ROKAF’s main training bases, housing the 3rd[…]

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 High Sierra 2019 – 2OCU Return To The Hornets Nest.

“The last ever RAAF  ‘Classic’  Hornet Operational Conversion Course” Aviation Spotters Online had the privilege of invitation to attend the return of the Royal Australian Air Force’s,  Number 2 Operational Conversion Unit back to RAAF Base Williamtown in Newcastle, Thursday December 5th 2019.  This  momentous  occasion was to witness the[…]

QANTAS Project Sunrise aircraft Selection, Airbus A350-1000

News for the airliner spotting community today from QANTAS’s head office, was that the airline had selected an aircraft for Project Sunrise. This is part of the airline’s plan to launch new nonstop flights from Sydney to New York and London that would be the amongst the longest flights in[…]

The Great Air Race of 1919 – 100 years on

  It is amazing how aviation in Australian has evolved over the last 125 years, from Lawrence Hargrave who on the 12th of November 1894, launched himself in a seat strung below four box kites at Stanwell Park south of Sydney, proving it was possible to maintain aloft in a[…]

Seoul ADEX 2019

As some may have seen on our facebook page, I recently had the amazing opportunity to cover the Paul Bennet Airshows team’s appearances during the South Korean part of their latest overseas tour. The first show was the 2019 Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (ADEX) at Seongnam airbase in Seoul. This[…]

Lockheed C-130J Hercules

Edinburgh Airshow 2019 Media Flight

Aviation Spotters Online was recently afforded the privilege to be present onboard a recent media flight that took place at Royal Australian Air Force Base Edinburgh, South Australia, situated some 25km north of the city of Adelaide, Thursday the 26th September 2019. The media flight was organised by the Royal[…]

Temporary Displaced Threshold… what is it? Safety Week at Darwin Airport reveals.

Safety Week 2019 During October, Airport Safety Week features across the Australian aviation industry. At Darwin International Airport (DIA) Safety Week is an important look at safety within airport operations. It’s an annual safety campaign that is specifically tailored to engage with employees and contractors working on an aerodrome, and[…]