USAF removes Thunderbirds commander

The US Air Force has taken the unprecedented step of removing the commander of its Thunderbirds flight demonstration team only half-way through his two-year posting, citing a loss of confidence. Lt Col Jason Heard was relieved of his command on November 20 by 57th Wing commander Brig Gen Jeannie Leavitt … [Read more...]

Third RAAF F-35 completes production

The Royal Australian Air Force’s third F-35A Lightning II aircraft has rolled off the assembly line at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ production facility in Fort Worth. The aircraft, A35-003, wears 3 Squadron markings which were applied in early November, the final stage in the production process ahead of … [Read more...]

A new chapter for Australian Aviation

Australian Aviation has a new owner after 12 years of being published under the stewardship of Phantom Media. Aviator Media, a new company formed by Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis in partnership with Phantom Media director and Australian Aviation managing editor Gerard Frawley, formally assumed ownership of … [Read more...]

December 2017

NEW ALLOCATIONS REGISTRATION/TYPE/SERIAL NUMBER/DATE/OPERATOR/PREVIOUS REGISTRATIONS BIQ/5 Kavanagh E-240 E240-543 19/10/17 Picture This Ballooning, 12 Pilgrim Ct Ringwood Vic 3134 BJI/3 PA-44-180 Seminole 4496410 1/11/17 Basair Australia, PO Box 173 Georges Hall NSW 2198 N7109V CHO/4 Aerospatiale AS350B2 … [Read more...]