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Old 1st May 2014, 10:59
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Could well have been, Power. Sounded great, quite low revs, like a 1-pot motorbike. Was doing (legal) horizontal wiffodils.
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Old 1st May 2014, 11:20
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The Plane henge bonanzas arnt lit, i lit them with a small LED torch to get the effect.


everything is incredibly green out there at the moment, 300 mm of rain fell in the region about 3 weeks ago. all the rivers flowing from the south west into the lake were flowing well







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Old 1st May 2014, 12:02
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Bloggs mate, would I kid you?

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Nice pic's UL
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Old 1st May 2014, 12:21
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Bloggs mate, would I kid you?
My profuse apologies, Jabba, I misread your text as meaning the only Staggerwing. You are quite right!
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Old 1st May 2014, 19:22
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UL. Great photography, thanks; great way to start a day.

Bloggs - The Staggerwing - is a thing of beauty (Sigh), glad someone cares.


(Round of applause).
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Old 4th May 2014, 11:25
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Wings over Illawarra 2104

Attended Wings over Illawarra today - questioned the effort on arrival with 30kt gusting to 50kt crosswinds, and more so once it was apparent nothing was going to be flying. Late in the afternoon a few of the jets including the hornets were able to get up, but nothing else dared move. Even when they did get up it was impressive watching the lighter jets including the sabre really having to crank in against the wind. The Sabre on return from its display took a really hard landing with a strong gust catching him just at touchdown:



There was significant smoke while it was braking and it took a long time to pull up. The hornets ended up taking off over it while it stayed sat at the end of the runway - not sure what the situation was.

Not sure of the full story, but the Connie was apparently sunk into a taxiway during a runup trial - was pointed out to me by some army cadet volunteers.




A selection of other shots from the day.

Hornet through its paces:






S.211 on its display



Mustang:



F-111:

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Old 4th May 2014, 12:18
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New warbird in oz skies
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Old 4th May 2014, 12:39
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May Wings Over Illawarra still be going in 2104!
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Old 4th May 2014, 13:13
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Depends if HARS gears up to keep an F-35 running in 2045.
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Old 4th May 2014, 15:43
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Perhaps 2045 may be the earliest target date for all the Australian F-35's to finally reach full operational capability?
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Old 4th May 2014, 21:55
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Re the F1-11 in the pic, I don't recall ever seeing a nose cone so shiny as I thought those cones were a raw carbon fibre. That one looks like glass (as in perfectly painted etc). Perhaps they restored the nose...
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Old 4th May 2014, 22:01
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the F111 nose cone is made from uni directional fibreglass, covered in a rubberised black paint.
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Old 5th May 2014, 00:33
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Sabre 352 belongs to Jeff Trapett and is a new restoration
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Old 5th May 2014, 00:51
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Edit: just answered my own question.

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/s...-photos/?cs=12

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Old 5th May 2014, 02:21
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There is a youtube video of the landing:



The comments imply it burst a tyre.
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Old 5th May 2014, 03:08
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Reminds me of that line from the Battle of Britain:
"Boomps-a-daisy. It's enough to make you weep."
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Old 5th May 2014, 03:12
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Here is the hornet cross wind departure.

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Old 5th May 2014, 03:42
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Hornet 2 certainly pulled off a graceful take-off in comparison!
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Old 5th May 2014, 08:23
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Coz if it had not it was in the weeds

Them Horneto's are not ya typical taildragger ya know!
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Old 5th May 2014, 08:40
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Yeh, I reckon those 'Grumpy Monkeys' were "bunging it on" just a bit....

But as always, "77 Sqn does it best."

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