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RAAF Squadron Leader Matt Harper being interviewed at the 2011 Avalon Airshow. (Defence)

From the archive: Australia’s first F-22 pilot

April 14, 2019 0 comment

This interview from the Australian Aviation archive with RAAF SQNLDR Matt Harper, Australia’s first F-22 Raptor pilot, is from the May 2011 magazine.

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A 38SQN King Air at rest. (Defence)

Equal to the task: 38 Squadron calls time

October 13, 2018 0 comment

In a bittersweet moment, the end of an era is upon the Royal Australian Air Force 38 Squadron after 75 years of continuous operational service.

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Pay’s Group – trying different things

April 29, 2018 4 comment

From cropdusting fields with an old Tiger Moth to conducting life-saving aerial firefighting, it’s fair to say the Pay’s Group has just about done it all in 60 years. Based out of Scone in regional New South Wales, the group is a busy operation these days, split into the four main arms of Pay’s Air

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Timberline's Black Hawk firebomber making a splash

January 26, 2018 5 comment

As fires rage across regional New South Wales this summer, an ex-US Army Black Hawk has proven to be a critical firefighting asset. Thanks to a partnership struck between Scone-based aviation firm Pay’s Helicopters and Idaho-based Timberline Helicopters, a refurbished UH-60A Black Hawk, N5630J, has been busy helping emergency services contain fires across the state.

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