Saturday October 25, 2014

B-24 Liberator site secured

B-24 Liberator site secured

The Victorian government has announced that it has secured the future of the B-24 Liberator Memorial on the corner of Princes Highway and Farm Road in Werribee in Melbourne’s west. The signing of a land transfer agreement between the state government,... [Continue reading]

Aviation and medical student takes out AWPA-RAAF scholarship

Aviation and medical student takes out AWPA-RAAF scholarship

An aviation and medical student has won the Australia Women Pilot’s Association’s (AWPA) navigation component scholarship, sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Jasmine Morris of Healesville in Victoria was awarded the RAAF scholarship... [Continue reading]

Pilatus marks training aircraft flying hours milestone

Pilatus marks training aircraft flying hours milestone

Pilatus has announced that its fleet of military training aircraft recently achieved a major milestone by racking up more than three million flying hours, as the company seeks to secure Australia’s pilot training system competition. “Whether it is... [Continue reading]

RAAF conducts first Iraq airstrikes

RAAF conducts first Iraq airstrikes

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Air Task Group that is operating in the Middle East has attacked its first target during a mission in Iraq. In a brief initial statement released on Thursday, Defence confirmed that an F/A-18F Super Hornet strike... [Continue reading]

Photos – RAAF refuels French Rafales

Photos – RAAF refuels French Rafales

The RAAF KC-30A deployed to the Middle East refuelled French Armée de l’Air Rafale F1 fighter jets over Iraq on Friday. KC-30A A39-002 is part of the RAAF’s 400 personnel strong Air Task Group deployed to Al Minhad Air Base near Dubai... [Continue reading]

RAAF begins combat operations over Iraq

RAAF begins combat operations over Iraq

A pair of Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft have completed their first armed combat mission over Iraq, Defence has confirmed. “The Super Hornets were on call to attack targets as identified [but] on this occasion the aircraft... [Continue reading]

Two extra C-17s confirmed, two further aircraft under consideration

Two extra C-17s confirmed, two further aircraft under consideration

UDPATED –  The RAAF could operate a total fleet of up to 10 Boeing C-17A Globemasters after Defence Minister Senator David Johnston announced on Friday that Australia is to acquire at least two additional C-17s and is considering the acquisition... [Continue reading]

ATSB says Defence yet to address all concerns after 2012 loss of separation incident

ATSB says Defence yet to address all concerns after 2012 loss of separation incident

Air traffic controllers from the Department of Defence (DoD) do not receive adequate refresher courses in maintaining proper separation of aircraft, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau says. The ATSB made the findings in a report concerning an incident... [Continue reading]

Business Women’s awards recognise RAAF squadron leader, Becker helicopters co-founder

Business Women’s awards recognise RAAF squadron leader, Becker helicopters co-founder

A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 pilot and the owner of a helicopter training business have been recognised at the 2014 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s awards. Squadron Leader Samantha Freebairn, who is based at Amberley, took out the business... [Continue reading]

First flight for second RAAF F-35

First flight for second RAAF F-35

The second F-35A Lightning II for the RAAF made its first flight on October 1. Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti was at the controls of aircraft AU-2 (RAAF serial A35-002) for the approximately 90 minute flight, from Naval Air Station Joint... [Continue reading]

Wedgetail, KC-30 fly Iraq operational missions

Wedgetail, KC-30 fly Iraq operational missions

The E-7A Wedgetail and KC-30A tanker transport deployed to the Middle East as part of the RAAF’s Air Task Group flew their first operational missions over Iraq on October 1. “The E-7A conducted a support mission over central Iraq while the... [Continue reading]

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