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What’s missing from modern-day air shows

Pilots complained at least five times about Boeing 737 MAX problems, records show

Full-sized Lancaster bomber sculpture gets go ahead

The AFC In The Great War 1914-1918
Along with artist Norman Clifford, Aviation Club member Lance Halvorson has produced a magificent book, ‘The Australian Flying Corps in the Great War 1914-1918.

The Australian Flying Corps in the Great War 1914-1918 is a history of combat operations, technical details and training notes/summaries, unique to the history of the AFC in the war.   The history comprises ‘war diary’ experiences of squadron aircrew, maps, technical drawings and  photos, some not seen before.   They provide a comprehensive insight into squadron preparations and activities from their deployment in 1916 to their return to Australia at the war’s end.   Full details about the book, and how to obtain a copy of it are at The Australian Flying Corps In The Great War 1914-1918

Australian pilots not to blame for fatal crash

South African Convair crash interim report released

Seattle DASH-8 crash
Youtube video featuring some of the tower transmissions and, at the end, video of the loop and the intercept.  Note the low termination of the loop!  Note, also the professionalism and calm nature of the controller.

The USAF retired its first stealth aircraft more than a decade ago, but it’s still lurking in the skies over the US

Vale Milt Cottee
Club member and aviation legend, Milt Cottee sadly passsed away on 5 May 2018.   Fellow Club member Bob Richardson delivered the eulogy at Milt’s funeral on 11 May.

Unmanned aerial systems rolled out by Australian Army

Declining fuel reserves prompts Turnbull government security review

Spitfire pilot flies to the office

Restored WWII bomber Memphis Belle is moved into Ohio museum

Labour of love putting old war horses back in the air

First two RAAF Pilatus PC-21s commence delivery flight to Australia

Minister confirms JSF and Growler will debut at Avalon Airshow

The military may soon buy the same drones you do

Australian International Airshow 2017

11 Squadron farewells the P-3 Orion

First RAAF P-8A arrives in Canberra

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Airbus delivers its 10,000th aircraft

Vale Bob Hoover

Emirates B777 preliminary accident report

Flight safety recommendations unfulfilled 7 years after Hudson River accident

Airservices Australia job losses

Vale Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown – ‘the world’s greatest test pilot’

Doc’s first flight draws fans young and old

Farnborough 2016
Complete coverage by Defense News

100 flying robots shine light on drone regulations

US Air Force Museum to spread its wings with $40M expansion

Painted planes make a quiet comeback

The Air Force is getting rid of an iconic helicopter. And there’s a big fight over how to replace it.

First RAAF P-8A takes shape at Renton final assembly line

Army delivers D-model Chinook to the Australian War memorial

18 April 2016 – new (replica) 79 Squadron Mk VIII Spitfire A58-492 guardian for RAAF Museum

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Australian-owned Fokker D.VIII flies

On Friday 1 April 2016, the first Australian-owned Fokker D.VIII took to the air for the first time.   Operated by the Caboolture-based museum, The Australian Vintage Aviation Society, the aircraft, powered by an original 1918 rotary engine, flew three times on Friday.

Concerns raised about Airservices Australia and OneSKY expenses

 

Flight FZ981 crashes in Russia

PARAMOUNT ADVANCED, HIGH-PERFORMANCE, RECONNAISSANCE, LIGHT AIRCRAFT

USAF REVEALS FIRST B-21 BOMBER IMAGE

Vale Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown

ABC report – ‘RAAF to convert luxury corporate Gulfstream G550 jets into Australian military spy planes’

Bound for ‘the boneyard’

Pearl Harbor welcomes the Swamp Ghost
(Note reference to the role of the RAAF helicopter!)

First RAAF F-35A – KC-30A refuel

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First RAAF F-35 refuels from a RAAF KC-30A

What’s next for drones? Swarming, lasers, and wingmen, military leaders say

Australia joins study of Tiger attack helicopter upgrade

Construction begins on $157m project at HMAS Albatross

Boeing delivers seven Australian Chinooks

Avalon 2015 a major success

RAAF basic flying training to relocate to East Sale

Shoreham Air Show disaster: Everything we know about plane crash

X-47B completes first air-to-air drone refueling

US F-22 Raptor stealth jets provide kinetic situational awareness over Syria

USAF plans to end MQ-1 Predator operations in 2018

US Navy Details Future Carrier Air Wing

Watch Out, China: America Sends Most Advanced Bombers to Asia-Pacific

China’s first drone war is here

Rogue drones a growing nuisance across the U.S.

Urban explorer finds sad remains of the Soviet space shuttle program

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II – the Joint Strike Fighter –  the full documentary

Australian forces enhance air power

US Army to acquire enhanced MH-47G Block 2 Chinooks

Fastest C-17A delivery in Australian history

Boeing Rolls Out First Growler for Australia

First RAAF P-8 on track for mid-2016 first flight