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VIDEO: view of Avalon from KC-30A taking off

Last week at the Avalon air show I had a unique opportunityto fly aboard the RAAF’s new KC-30A while it conducted the air-to-airrefuelling of two F/A-18C aircraft.  I wassuper busy at the show, so only now do I have the chance to post my photos anda video of the trip. Riding the KC-30A (AKA Airbus […]

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PICTURES: KC-30A at LIMA; A330 MRTT for Singapore?

One of the highest profile aircraft at last week’s LIMA showwas the RAAF Airbus KC-30A (A330 multi role tanker transport). This was thefirst time the aircraft travelled abroad under the Australian flag. Its crewprovided a comprehensive update of the type’s introduction into RAAF service. During the show the aircraft received delegations fromSingapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. […]

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VIDEO: RAAF gets busy with KC-30A trials

The Royal Australian Air Force has posted a video of itsAirbus KC-30A (A330 multi-role tanker transport) conducting dry and wetcontacts with an F/A-18F Super Hornet. The RAAF’s Classic Hornets and SuperHornets can rely on the hose and drogue system for the time being. The boom is primarilyintended for the RAAF’s planned fleet of Lockheed Martin […]

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