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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 11:12
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NTL emergency landing

Just recieved multiple notifications that all flights in and out of Newcastle this evening and have been cancelled and diverted due to an emergency landing and an aircraft disabled on the runway. Apparently a Learjet out of Nowra contracted to the ADF with a hydraulic issue. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 12:04
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No. Also the NOTAMs will tell you more 😏
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 00:35
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Makes you wonder why Willi hasn't got a parallel runway given the type of traffic there. One was proposed in the early 70's but as usual shelved...
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 02:14
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Makes you wonder why Willi hasn't got a parallel runway given the type of traffic there. One was proposed in the early 70's but as usual shelved...
It took huge amounts of campaigning along with federal support to get the Code E enhancements approved. No one would be willing to pay for a parallel there!
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 02:48
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Everything in this country has a negative connotation sadly.
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 05:52
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There may be Rwy lights on Alpha soonish...
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 13:46
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There may be Rwy lights on Alpha soonish...
I remember gliders and tug using taxiway Alpha regularly years ago, whilst we used the runway. Worked well
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Old 25th Jun 2021, 22:49
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RAAF Williamtown either needs to be hardened ( extra runway or widened taxiways ) or the RAAF trains regularly for rapid dispersal. This incident show's its vulnerability.

WLM is no longer protected by the tyranny of distance. Military leadership would be banking on warning time for limited dispersal, however, a cruise missile carrying PLA submarines in the Tasman Sea, would cripple the RAAF within minutes. Look at RAAF Wiliamtown's homepage- it looks like Hickam Field early December 1941.

This isn't a silly prophecy. The USAF is rapidly evolving its tactics in the Pacific to counter a missile barrage.

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Old 26th Jun 2021, 05:53
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Military leadership would be banking on warning time for limited dispersal, however, a cruise missile carrying PLA submarines in the Tasman Sea
Mate, if they can drop submarines on RAAF bases I say they can have em!
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 07:07
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The PLA have been stealing Western military secrets for decades. Maybe the West can steal the secrets to a cruise missile that can carry a submarine?
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Old 28th Jun 2021, 23:26
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Thanks gents, lost the war due a missing comma.
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Old 29th Jun 2021, 01:04
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Well to be fair the next war will be won by 1's and 0's.
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Old 29th Jun 2021, 06:22
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And the one after that by sticks and stones
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