Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts.

An initiative by AFA and AFA NSW to capture the recollections and experiences of both retired and serving Air Force personnel.

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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 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...

Interview with Lance Halvorson

Interview with Lance Halvorson

Retired Wing Commander Lance Halvorson talks about navigating in the Canberra bomber and the technology of the day in the 1960s, his experiences in the Vietnam War, the operation of the F-4 Phantom, the F-111, and other interesting contributions during his time in the...

12SQN Chinook Discussion

12SQN Chinook Discussion

Special Thanks to Army Flying Museum at Oakey Note: In part 2, regards the Caribou life out of Telefomin in PNG - the Chinook was captained by SQNLD Ted Bach and co-pilot was Darryl Willcocks. They lifted to Wewak with 2 fuel stops en-route to MAUW with a max speed of...

A Bomb Hang-up in Vietnam

A Bomb Hang-up in Vietnam

By Wally Walters The USAF operated the B57 out of Phan Rang. This was the American version of the Canberra Bomber and had a few differences in both performance and cockpit arrangement, particularly the full ‘fighter type’ cockpit and canopy. One of the USAF Navs on...