Tag Archive: Australia

Jan 28 2017

Video: F4U Corsair makes wheels-up landing at Hunter Valley Airshow in Australia

  The pilot of Chance-Vought F4U-5N Corsair (registered VH-III) made a wheels-up landing during the Hunter Valley Airshow at Maitland Airfield in Australia. Little information is currently available, but the footage seems to suggest the pilot was unharmed and that damage to the aircraft was kept to a minimum.

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Dec 17 2016

CAC Mustang flies again in Australia

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Oct 04 2016

Video: Hurricane 5481’s first flight

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Oct 03 2016

Hawker Hurricane returns to the skies in Australia

The Hawker Hurricane Mk XII (s/n 5481) registered C-FDNL flew again on Sunday October 2 in Scone, Australia. The aircraft was restored by Vintage Fighter Restorations. It is painted in the colours of Hurricane Mk I V6748 of the Royal Air Force’s No 46 Squadron de la Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain. …

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Oct 03 2012

Six killed in de Havilland DH.84 Dragon crash in Australia

Six people were killed yesterday in the crash of a 1934 de Havilland DH.84 Dragon (VH-UXG) in Australia yesterday. The aircraft was flown by pilot Des Porter, accompanied by his wife and four friends. Returning from an airshow in Monto in Queensland, the aircraft’s distress beacon was activated when they ran in foul weather. A …

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Dec 04 2011

F-111 memorial inaugurated in Australia

A memorial to honour the memory of the pilots who were killed flying the F-111 and also the mechanics who developed health problems while working on the aircraft was inaugurated at RAAF base Amberley. Some 40 guest and 100 base personnel were present for the inauguration. Source

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Nov 26 2011

Twenty-three F-111 disposed of in landfill in Australia

Twenty-three retired F-111 Aardvark of the Royal Australian Air Force have been buried in a landfill in Swanbank, Australia. This has provoked angry reactions from quite a few people in Australia, who believe the aircraft should have been given to museums and municipalities to preserve Australian aviation history. Only seven F-111 have found their way …

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Oct 01 2011

Seven F-111 Ardvaark to go to museums in Australia

Australian defence minister Jason Clare has announced that seven F-111 Aardvark will be made available to museums and historical organizations in the country. Australia was the only foreign operator of the type, which served in the RAAF from 1973 to 2010.

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