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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 04:59
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Jumped on the bike this arve, and went for a ride to Amberly to catch a glimpse of the last F-111 flight. Was an awesome display. The noise brought a tear to my eye, and set someone's car alarm off!

As they were taxying in, the ground controller remarked "That'll do pig".


















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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 06:59
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My hats off to the pig. Been around all my life. I'm not sure the supers will do it for me like the F111's.

Pollies should make today a public holiday as a national day of mourning. Know lots of boys and girls who will be hitting the turps tonight!

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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 07:00
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Cool Pics. Pity they cant give one to Temora
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 07:58
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I can't believe they found six that were still working!
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 08:58
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Like the Ozzie "Pigs", I have been flying for 37 years.

I have no plans to retire - so I guess that makes me betterer than a "Pig"!

Dr

Plus I turned him upside down in a Tiger Moth and he didn't like it - I aint saying he whimpered like a little girl but the front seat cushion went missing for a while....

Ha! What you been smoking Chuckles? I just don't like Tigers - full stop!
Old, noisey, uncomfortable, slow - if I won one in a raffle - I would sell it!

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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 10:58
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I'd start a barbee with one
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Old 7th Dec 2010, 02:03
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"Pity they cant give one to Temora"

If the Air Force - Australian Government can't afford to keep them flying, I doubt whether Temora can too.

I think that one of the main "maintenance" reasons, as opposed to "operational" reasons and "political expediency", that the F-111 has been retired is the fact that the engine spares were rapidly running out due to the much earlier retirment of the USN F-14.

Will we ever see a supersonic, swing-wing military aircraft again once the B-1B's retire?

I bet the Indonesian Government are happy again......an Aussie pig can't suddenly appear out the side of a thunderstorm over Jakarta in the middle of the night and ruin their nasty plans anymore.

Well done to the men and women of our F-111 force.
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Old 7th Dec 2010, 03:03
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I still think some B-1Bs in RAAF colors would be good to see. Really put the wind up those little indonesians.
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Old 7th Dec 2010, 05:27
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Don't worry - I am sure they are scared of the F-35s.

When they arrive.

When they have enough tankers to get them to Indo and back.

When they actually get any stealth technology.
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 03:30
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When and where?







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Old 8th Dec 2010, 04:00
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Cockpit type?

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Old 8th Dec 2010, 04:54
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Hmmmmmmm...

Beagle 206's, 2 of, so has to be RFDS Broken Hill. Photos look more like somewhere along the Darling, perhaps Louth or Tilpa?

Never flew one, but I understand they are a lovely machine.

I think this is the only survivor in Australia BEAGLE 206S-2 VH-UNL
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 06:13
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Know it well! Last GA endorsement I did before the 747! [with retired ex de-havilland chief test pilot Ted Shaw]

It was old then and I advised the owner [Russell] to baby the engines through their remaining life and put it in a museum. To his credit tenty years later that is where it ended up!
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 09:04
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converge200 asks "cockpit type"?

Type=A Gentlemans Cockpit.
Aircraft Manufacturer=Douglas Aircraft.
Model= DC3.

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Definately NOT a Boonancy
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 10:22
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Hi Tipsy2,

Sorry. Wrong on all 3. Think British.
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 10:28
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Hi Chimbu,

Yep. Both RFDS aircraft based in Broken Hill. The first Beagle landed to pick up a stockman that had broken his leg. When they went to start it the battery was flat. So the 2nd Beagle came in.

The place was Hyperna Homestead. I think it is now the Danggali Conservation park.
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 14:55
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Maybe a DH-114 Heron?
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 23:06
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Bristol Freighter!

The gloves serve two purposes....

Keeps your hands warm and clean!
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Old 9th Dec 2010, 02:38
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G R E A T T H R E A D ! ! !

Hey 'Jetbrett',

What a G R E A T T H R E A D ! ! !

Aug 2006.........and STILL 'Going Strong'..!!!

Merry Christmas....!!!!
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It's not a Bristol, that looks like a fire handle in the top left, the Bristol had a feather button in that position. A 748 perhaps with that right angle wind-screen?
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