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Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR test shoot

  They say first impressions mean a lot and I would have to agree….   The first thing that you notice with this lens is the size of the case the lens comes in . I don’t know if it could be built any stronger which just gives you an[…]

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[…]

Video: Aerial Fire Fighting Katoomba Bush fires 2014

The 2014 bush fires around the cliffs of Narrow Neck Katoomba where controlled with the help of Aerial Fire Fighting assets. This is now a wide spread action to aid the fire fighters on the ground trying to put out the fire before homes are lost.

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[…]

Spotting at Tomaree Headland

Once in a while it all comes together. Magnificent aircraft. A well-flown display. A truly beautiful backdrop. And a perfect elevated and accessible viewpoint. That is how it was on this day. It was practice day for an Airshow at Williamtown Airfield, just North of Newcastle on the New South[…]