Previous posts about general aviation topics

Big planes – Antonov AN-124 and Illyushin IL-76

This post started as a quick Defence PR video of the Antonov AN-124 delivering F-35 equipment to RAAF Base Williamtown ...
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Rise Of The Drones – (NOVA) Documentary of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

One of the questions asked of our VIPs at the ANZAC Day Luncheon involved the role of UAVs in Australian ...
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ANZAC Day Spitfire Tribute Series Video 7: A Day In The Life Of A Hornet Pilot

This video is a documentary on the life of a Hornet pilot.  Keep in mind this was filmed in 2006 ...
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RAF Typhoon Flies The Mach Loop – 250ft Low Level Flying

A couple of videos… Firstly, strap in for an early afternoon low level flight over England and Wales, over the ...
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The Story of the “Bad Angel” – P51 Mustang

An American aircraft, proudly credited with an American “kill”. Details are in this post: The Story of “Bad Angel”: Pima ...
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The Impossible Flight – Avro Lancastrian (Smithsonian)

This weeks post is a fascinating article on the birth of QANTAS and the development of Australia-England passenger transport, dubbed ...
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Warbirds Over Scone 2018

Stuck for somewhere to go this weekend? Here’s a great news article from the Hunter Valley News about Warbirds Over ...
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Australia’s Mardi Gething and the Women of the ATA (Int’l Womens Day)

MARDI Gething, the only Australian among about 80 women pilots who flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in Britain ...
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16 Spitfires Flying Together

Here’s a short video to enjoy. Sixteen Spitfires Flying Together – AMAZING SOUND! 16 Spitfires Flying Together, The Sound of ...
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Unorthodox role for a Spitfire

The underbelly of history. A lot of stories like this buried with the men who fulfilled the missions… In the ...
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Water bombing forest fires

Very courageous and skilled pilots. The shots of the pilot wrestling with the controls is revealing. The old company, Bombardier ...
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