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Base Visit: 8FW “The Wolfpack”, Kunsan, South Korea.

“Defend the base, Accept follow-on forces, Take the fight north!” This is the unusually succinct motto which guides the daily operations of the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) 8th Fighter Wing (FW) in South Korea and while it’s probably just a coincidence, the runway even points due north too. In early[…]

Theater Security Package: The Lobos at Kunsan.

There were F-16s in every direction! During Aviation Spotters Online’s visit to the USAFs 8th FW at Kunsan Air Base (AB) in South Korea in June (Keep an eye out for that article too  😉  ), I was also able to witness operations by the 114th FW (Lobos) of the[…]

Landing on USS George Washington CVN-73

It’s just one of those things in anyone’s life if you love aviation …… What would it be like to land on a aircraft carrier and then be catapulted off again ? I for one really never put too much thought into it. After all, what are the chances of it ever[…]

Oakey Fly In 2015

Army Flying Museum Oakey Fly-in Saturday 18th April Held at the Museum of Australian Army Flying at Oakey in Queensland, the Oakey Fly-in was a wonderful opportunity to wander through the the museum’s collection and also get up close and personal with some military aircraft both old and new. The museum’s collection[…]

Icelandic Aviation Living Time Capsule

Icelandic Aviation Living Time Capsule. I was spotting at a remote airfield in Greenland when I saw a Beechcraft Bonanza land on the gravel strip. As luck would have it I got a shot of the aircraft as it turned at the end of the runway in front of some icebergs. I[…]

Top End Top Up’s

RAAF KC-30 Tankers from 33SQN played a major role in Talisman Sabre 2015, the largest Exercise held in Australia and ASO was incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to go along on one of their air-to-air refueling missions to see the action up-close and personal. The USS George Washington was[…]

Video: Low Level C-130J-30 ride over Western NSW Australia

Sit back and enjoy the ride of your life up front in one of the Royal Australian Air Force’s C-130J-30 Hercules over the Western parts of NSW. The 5 hour flight in A97-466 at very low level was a practice for a 8 ship flight the next week to highlight[…]

Buddy Wing 15-4 Kunsan, South Korea

In early June, the US Air Force’s 8th FW (also known as the famous “Wolfpack”), based at Kunsan in South Korea, hosted Buddy Wing 15-4. The Buddy Wing program is an initiative of the USAF’s 7th Air Force as a means to foster and maintain close ties and interoperability with[…]

The Ride of my Life!

How do you even start to understand something unless you have done it? I had always heard from the lucky few who had the chance for a ride, that it was awesome, but one ride was enough. How could that be? The Royal Australian Air Force have been using different[…]

A day in the life of the Roulettes

Monday the 23rd of February 2015, a momentous day for members of Aviation Spotters Online, with Mark Jessop along with videographer Mark Pourzenic made the long trip from the city of Melbourne to RAAF Base East Sale, which is in the Gippsland district. They were there to visit a fantastic[…]