Australian Military Aviation Posts

On All Fronts (1942)

On All Fronts (1942)

The R.A.A.F. is inherently and peculiarly an attacking force. It has never yet been forced back on the defensive, but even in the darkest moments of the war, has gone out into the enemy strongholds to hit him. As an example of this offensive spirit, it should be...

Ubiquity (1942)

Ubiquity (1942)

THE ubiquity of the flying men of Australia is, perhaps, best exemplified in the remarkable history of one of them-Sergeant Pilot George Sayers, now back in Australia after an amazing tour of duty, which took him to five fronts and through many countries. Almost...

SR-71 Blackbirds over Vietnam

SR-71 Blackbirds over Vietnam

Following the U-2 spy plane came the development of the A-12 and SR-71 - for the CIA and USAF respectively.These aircraft would first see service over Vietnam, where their stealth tech and high performance capabilities would be pushed to their limits.   Notes:...

P3 Orion [A9]

P3 Orion [A9]

A9 Lockheed Orion in Australian Service. In 1957, Lockheed proposed a new design (based on the L188 Electra airliner) to replace the United States Navy’s ageing fleet of P2V Neptune and P5M Marlins. The proposal met all of the navy’s requirements and was accepted in...

Temora Aviation Museum Visit

Temora Aviation Museum Visit

We visit the Temora Aviation Museum to check out what they have there - hopefully we will get to one of their flying days and bring you a longer essay on all their flying warbirds!

RAAF Restoration Workshop Visit

RAAF Restoration Workshop Visit

Come with us on a tour of the restoration workshop at Amberley air base in Queensland where we learn about the restoration of an Avro Anson and a Vampire by a bunch of very talented volunteers.

The F-14s that served in Vietnam

The F-14s that served in Vietnam

Notes: The F-14 has become one of the most recognisable jet aircraft of all time. Featuring in many films, games, and so forth, the Tomcat is certainly a familiar sight, and many are aware of its combat roles throughout the 80s and 90s, from the Libya incident in...

BAC Strikemaster

BAC Strikemaster

Notes: In the 1960s, a small, unique, and capable ground attack aircraft was designed by British Aircraft Corporation. This aircraft, the BAC 167 Strikemaster, would go on to serve with a number of countries across the world. First flying in 1967, the Strikemaster was...

The Fighter World Experience!

The Fighter World Experience!

We toured Fighter World at Williamtown, NSW, with ex-test pilot Ron Haack as our expert guide. It was an awesome visit and we'd like to thank Ron and all the crew at Fighter World for making our visit such a great experience. The unusually busy day at the airbase next...

The Mirage III [A3]

The Mirage III [A3]

 A brief overview of the French Mirage III, developed in the 1950 and used by the RAAF for many years. Includes footage of three different Mirage III's, from Hunter Fighter Collection, Fighter World, and HARS. On the 1st of April 1974, FLTLT Lindsay Boyd ejected from...

The German U-Boat Autogiro

The German U-Boat Autogiro

During the Second World War the Germans experimented with an interesting rotary wing design known as a 'rotor kite'. These concepts would result in a fully functional spotting aircraft to be used by Kriegsmarine U-Boats

Australian Spitfire Ace Pat Hughes

Australian Spitfire Ace Pat Hughes

Pat Hughes is Australia's highest scoring Battle of Britain Ace who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was killed in action on September 7, 1940. Mystery surrounds exactly how Pat came to grief, though his close-in tactics are believed to have played a...