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RAAF 100 years

Old 8th Apr 2021, 04:47
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 09:58
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Originally Posted by rivercat View Post
I also agree with the previous comment that yes, the RAAF used to fly fast and loose displays but we lost a lot of good aircrew along the way. Maybe that's a good thing it's in the past.
Well of course it is and I don’t think anyone is suggesting a flypast should be so unsafe as to seriously risk losing aircrew. We’ve being doing flypasts for a long time now and it is likely CASA, if any authority, that is dictating the height, size and speed of any flypast over the capital of Australia. I don’t think a little lower, a little faster and tighter is too much to ask, it’s a once in a hundred year event! Otherwise, just have the parade at Richmond while some aircraft take off and land in the background. We can risk manage the crap out of lifting a box, surely the same attention can be turned to a flypast. Having said that, perhaps the limiting factor is aircrew, you don’t just launch a four ship or a dissimilar aircraft formation at a whim to do a beat up. It takes some practice and that costs hours and money - so there’s another probable reason for the “dissatisfying” flypast.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 11:49
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Originally Posted by Chronic Snoozer View Post
Well of course it is and I don’t think anyone is suggesting a flypast should be so unsafe as to seriously risk losing aircrew. We’ve being doing flypasts for a long time now and it is likely CASA, if any authority, that is dictating the height, size and speed of any flypast over the capital of Australia. I don’t think a little lower, a little faster and tighter is too much to ask, it’s a once in a hundred year event! Otherwise, just have the parade at Richmond while some aircraft take off and land in the background. We can risk manage the crap out of lifting a box, surely the same attention can be turned to a flypast. Having said that, perhaps the limiting factor is aircrew, you don’t just launch a four ship or a dissimilar aircraft formation at a whim to do a beat up. It takes some practice and that costs hours and money - so there’s another probable reason for the “dissatisfying” flypast.
Admittedly there was practice for the Bi century fly-past but that was just the similar types. The actual fly-past of dissimilar types was not practiced.
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 02:17
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
Like this? Canberra, 1977.

Yes, like that, although you'd like to think the F111s would've swept the wings back and wound up the speed.
This Canberra show could've fit in the P8s, E7As, C17s and even the C130s with the fighters for even just a straight and level flypast of a couple of dozen aircraft, all capable of a stable 300kts airspeed. It would've impressed everyone but instead we got Flypast Lite. Diet Flypast. Sensitive New Age Flypast with minimal noise and no impression of the capability for applying "Force." People fell asleep between demos. You're not even allowed to get drunk in the mess anymore. Did I mention the airhead commentator?

There's another word for that flypast but you're not supposed to use it anymore.
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 02:22
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Apparently the latest directive out of the the Ivory Tower is that ‘Airmen/Airwoman’ are from now on going to be referred to as ‘Aviators’. You couldn’t make this up!
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 02:37
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The "Bi - Century" Flypast....???? (#63)

I would REALLY like to see that !!

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Old 9th Apr 2021, 02:53
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Originally Posted by Eclan View Post
instead we got Flypast Lite. Diet Flypast. Sensitive New Age Flypast with minimal noise and no impression of the capability for applying "Force."
A carbon neutral flypast?
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 04:43
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Bloggsie and Eclan.
How did 4 x F-111’s, 5 x Sabres and 4 x Mirages manage to fly together in 1977?
Assuming RAAF.
I am puzzled?
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 04:59
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Maybe
5 x F111s
4 x A4s
5 x MIRIII0 (photo fom back of a dual MIRIIIO)
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 05:03
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https://www.smh.com.au/politics/fede...08-p57hmk.html

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Old 9th Apr 2021, 05:11
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Aha! The stealth A-4!
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 10:20
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There may even have been some Canberras in that formation just out of the photo frame as they were still around a few more years and, who knows, maybe even some fanta cans. Men were men back then, not whatever else they wanted to be, and the combined roar of all those engines would've had the same effect on them as viagra does on the sensitive types getting around today.
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 10:29
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Originally Posted by Chronic Snoozer View Post
A carbon neutral flypast?
“Look up, ladies and gentlemen, and witness the F-35 doing it’s best min drag flypast. Yes, magnificent! Now cast your eyes downward to witness the airmen, sorry, the aviators busily planting trees to offset the carbon emissions...”

We’d better never go to war, imagine all the trees we’d need to plant.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 02:12
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Apparently the latest directive out of the the Ivory Tower is that ‘Airmen/Airwoman’ are from now on going to be referred to as ‘Aviators’. You couldn’t make this up!
The feminine form of 'Aviator' is 'Aviatrix'. I am now convinced we have the wrong people running the Australian Defence Force.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 07:43
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The feminine form of 'Aviator' is 'Aviatrix'.
But you can't use a term that defines whether a person has a d!ck or not. I recall a Dining-in Night, just after women were allowed to attend, and Mr Vice stood up and opened his speech with:
"Gentlemen,...and gentlemen without d!cks..."
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 12:35
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"Gentlemen,...and gentlemen without d!cks..."
He could have said
"Gentlemen,...and gentlemen with c0(kp!t$..."
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 07:02
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Had a laugh when the gentleman doing the commentating with Lisa Millar, mentioned that the Beech Kingairs are flown by professional pilots in the RAAF!

Are the RAAF going to hold an airshow to celebrate the 100 years, or is that deemed not PC these days?
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 07:39
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Originally Posted by Stationair8 View Post
Had a laugh when the gentleman doing the commentating with Lisa Millar, mentioned that the Beech Kingairs are flown by professional pilots in the RAAF!

Are the RAAF going to hold an airshow to celebrate the 100 years, or is that deemed not PC these days?
Perhaps nothing to do with being 'PC' perhaps more to do with the ongoing uncertainty imposed by COVID.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 07:45
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Originally Posted by Stationair8 View Post

Are the RAAF going to hold an airshow to celebrate the 100 years, or is that deemed not PC these days?
I think the Avalon air show (originally scheduled for end of March and now postponed until November) is the ‘anniversary’ air show.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 08:33
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Had a laugh when the gentleman doing the commentating with Lisa Millar, mentioned that the Beech Kingairs are flown by professional pilots in the RAAF!
I didn't know that the RAAF had contracted civilian crew along with the aircraft.
The Army had civilian pilots on their Army contracted Queen Airs.
The RAAF would have to do one better with King Airs

Are the RAAF going to hold an airshow to celebrate the 100 years, or is that deemed not PC these days?
I thought that that was the airshow.
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