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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 04:00
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RAAF 100 years

Heads up, overheard on the 4-Corners ABC outro that next week's show will celebrate the RAAF's 100 years of service which was founded 31 March, 1921. Mark it in your calendar.

Hopefully it'll be a good one and not under water.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 05:43
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The programme is called To The Stars, 100 years of the RAAF and starts at 935pm Monday night.



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Old 24th Mar 2021, 02:40
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And donít forget about the televised flypast via the ABC, 31 March at 9.30am Q time and thatíd make it 10.30am Southern time. Goes for one and a half hours.
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Probably should've put this in the post ...https://airforce2021.airforce.gov.au...tenary-flypast


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Good opportunity to spray some Chemtrails on the parliament, they need to be brought back to reality.
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See that squadron flying hours to be drastically reduced on several RAAF types to save money. Why not make the 100 Years fly-past a virtual flypast. Saves heaps and lets more people watch.
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Some good videos put together for the 100th by the RAAF:

https://www.youtube.com/c/AusAirForce/videos
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 21:43
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Originally Posted by cattletruck View Post
Heads up, overheard on the 4-Corners ABC outro that next week's show will celebrate the RAAF's 100 years of service which was founded 31 March, 1921.
And some of us former RAF Tanker chaps were on the 50th Anniversary Fly Pasts - we tanked Lightnings from Tengah to Edinburgh Field and I can remember doing fly-pasts at Adelaide and I think Melbourne, or was it Laverton ? (and the Lightning guys beat up Alice on the return to Darwin - at Aliceís request).
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 03:05
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Originally Posted by Centaurus View Post
See that squadron flying hours to be drastically reduced on several RAAF types to save money. Why not make the 100 Years fly-past a virtual flypast. Saves heaps and lets more people watch.
Certain specific types are having hours reduced but definitely not to save money. Not everything you read in the Australian is fact.

The flypast is being broadcast live on the ABC.

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Old 25th Mar 2021, 05:11
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Originally Posted by XYGT View Post
And don’t forget about the televised flypast via the ABC, 31 March at 9.30am Q time and that’d make it 10.30am Southern time. Goes for one and a half hours.
comes up as 10:00 on the Melbourne ABC TV guide and 10:00 on the Brisbane guide as well so I’d say Brisbane are delayed 1 hour and not live.
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Originally Posted by junior.VH-LFA View Post
Certain specific types are having hours reduced but definitely not to save money. Not everything you read in the Australian is fact.
Yeah, I've not experienced that at all, quite the opposite in fact.
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Nice Flyby In Sydney Today..

4 x PC-21s, a Dakota, 2 x Caribou, a Neptune, an Orion and a Catalina.

Thanks RAAF and HARS!
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Almost forgot about it. Starts in a few minutes 9:40pm AEDT.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 11:54
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Hmmm, like most things on the ABC these days the narrative left more depressed than when I started watching.
Such a shame, as I found the technical side of the doco making was just brilliant and the guests were well picked.
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What ****** in the RAAF, approved that piece of garbage to get aired on TV.

Hopefully the flypast in Canberra, is a lot better and includes some aircraft footage.
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Good opportunity to spray some Chemtrails on the parliament, they need to be brought back to reality.
A few bombs might be a more appropriate alternative
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 21:25
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There was some footage in there of operations in Borneo in WW2. It was footage I'd never seen before and, as my had father served there, put a little context to the (few) memories he'd shared with me of his time there. Having not been ex-RAAF myself, I found it worth watching and if you missed it, it's on Iview here.
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"What ****** in the RAAF, approved that piece of garbage to get aired on TV".

Yes, I agree totally; that was way below optimal. Didn't seem to have any coherent or logical plan to it; just jumped from one unco-ordinated topic to another without any connection by way of time-line or subject. It had the ABC aroma all over it.

"A few bombs might be a more appropriate alternative".

I tried. When that F-18 sim was housed down along Nudgee Road, I gave it a go just to see how much of a ham-fisted pilot I was (I am). The young man managing the event gave me the plan "take off Amberley, overhead Brisbane, down to Evans Head, drop weapons, low level back to Amberley". So, I asked him "son, how about we go to Canberra and we drop a weapon on Parliament?".

I got a one-word answer of "No".

I'll wait 'til he has had a couple of decades paying tax and listening to the garbage that comes out of the place and ask again.



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What ****** in the RAAF, approved that piece of garbage to get aired on TV.
I thought it was pretty good - enjoyed watching it.
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Watched it and thought it made a fair effort to cover all the RAAF activities ... in an hour.

Will probably watch again after the fly past - to see what Iíve missed.

Noticed the RAAF flying program doesnít list any Hawks. Anyone know if this an omission from the fly past or just missing from the program?
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