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Pictures: air-to-air with Hornets over Melbourne

Earlier today the Department of Defence and RAAF took a number of journos up on a C-130 for an air-to-air photo shoot with Hornets to coincide with this week’s Avalon airshow. You can view the slideshow below or go here for a full-screen view.

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Last rites for F-111

F-111 Performing Dump and Burn for the last time on behalf of Australian Air Force RAAF at Singapore Air show 2010. Photograph: AirSpace user illuminati The Pig is set to be no more than scrap metal by 30 November. The Defence Material Organisation has started preparations for the F-111′s last rites by issuing Request for […]

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What’s left for Boeing to sell to Australia?

On Monday commenced Boeing’s week-long media tour of its Australian operations. Boeing and its partners are undertaking some interesting and worthwhile projects in Australia ranging from UAVs to composites, the big-ticket items in aviation’s future (check back later this week for updates on those).Australia is also home Boeing’s largest presence outside of America with 2,800 […]

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What’s left for Boeing to sell to Australia?

On Monday commenced Boeing’s week-long media tour of its Australian operations. Boeing and its partners are undertaking some interesting and worthwhile projects in Australia ranging from UAVs to composites, the big-ticket items in aviation’s future (check back later this week for updates on those).Australia is also home Boeing’s largest presence outside of America with 2,800 […]

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Super Hornet Fly Over at Amberley

The first five of 24 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets for the Royal Australian Air Force have arrived in Australia at its largest air force base, Amberley in Queensland. The F/A-18Fs are Canberra’s first new combat aircraft in 25 years. More here, including an update on Boeing’s efforts to sell the Super Hornet to other countries.Here’s my […]

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Super Hornets in New Zealand

Yesterday the first 5 of 24 Super Hornets arrived in Australia from Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. The Super Hornets’ trip across the Pacific involved multiple stops, including in Auckland where AirSpace photographer Peter Clark (NZpeteair) snapped these photos. On the ground at Auckland Departing Auckland for Amberley Peter also captured two accompanying aircraft, […]

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Australia’s Super Hornet Timeline

In about 14 hours the first 5 of 24 F/A-18F Super Hornets for the Royal Australian Air Force will touch down for the first time on Australian soil at Amberley Air Force Base, southwest of Brisbane in Queensland.Wings Down Under will be at the base for the event. You can follow me on Twitter for […]

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