It's almost time to say farewell to the General Dynamics F-111, which is affectionately nicknamed the Pig in Australia and the Aardvark in America. The Royal Australian Air Force formally retires the F-111C fleet on Thursday.
He recalls how he saw it perform the "dump and burn" trick at the Singapore Air Show in February and he invites you to share your memories, thoughts and comments of this aircraft on his blog The DEW Line. See also a video showing retro footage of the aircraft performing in the skies.
See the pictures that illustrate the story about NASA moving its X-34s out of storage as it considers returning them to flight status after 10 years. Orbital Sciences Corp will determine whether the X-34s are still viable as technology demonstrators for reusable space vehicles.
There are more pictures of surplus UH-1s en route to the Philippines. Its air force will receive five used Bell UH-1 transport helicopters under a deal by the US Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC).