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Old 09-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #3706
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A recent airshow over here celebrating the 75th anniversary of our airbase. Shame we don't have much of an airforce anymore but a lot of people that love old planes. Had some cool visitors for the show - Ozzie Hornets and a couple C-17's etc...I flattened 2 camera batteries and ended up having to use my phone for a couple...













More pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/1148217...eat=directlink
Nice pics.

You will notice that the Australian Hornets are fitted with the very sophisticated external, centre line drop tank.....and thats about it. State of the art or what?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #3707
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Just had to post this! The only de Havilland Mosquito flying in the world. Beautifully restored here in NZ - soon to be sent Stateside to it's lucky owner. Really wish I could pop up to Auckland tomorrow to see it being put through it's paces...

I saw a flying Mosquito at an air show in Texas about 20 years ago.I wonder what happened to it if this one is,in fact,the only one in the world flying?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #3708
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I saw a flying Mosquito at an air show in Texas about 20 years ago.I wonder what happened to it if this one is,in fact,the only one in the world flying?

Mosquito TT.35 RS712 is on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but is owned by Kermit Weeks. It was civil registered G-ASKB in 1963 for use in the film 633 Squadron. Aircraft last flew in 1989
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #3709
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Nice pics.

You will notice that the Australian Hornets are fitted with the very sophisticated external, centre line drop tank.....and thats about it. State of the art or what?
Thanks. More sophisticated than our non-existant strike aircraft...

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I saw a flying Mosquito at an air show in Texas about 20 years ago.I wonder what happened to it if this one is,in fact,the only one in the world flying?
Apparently this is the first to take to the skies in 15 years - rebuilt from a wreck found in Canada. http://www.warbirdrestoration.co.nz/index.html
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:16 AM   #3710
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How turbulent is the air in back seat? Reason I ask is that I've kicked around the idea of getting a Hatz to putz around in. The only open cockpit plane I've flow is a friend's PT-19. The air was smooth as silk but it was a low wing so I'm wondering what kind of turbulence you get off the top wing. Not that it's a big deal - I've got a lot of hours flying a J-3 with the door open. Just curious.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #3711
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How turbulent is the air in back seat? Reason I ask is that I've kicked around the idea of getting a Hatz to putz around in. The only open cockpit plane I've flow is a friend's PT-19. The air was smooth as silk but it was a low wing so I'm wondering what kind of turbulence you get off the top wing. Not that it's a big deal - I've got a lot of hours flying a J-3 with the door open. Just curious.
You are fine as long as you stay behind the little windscreens. Nothing noticeable from the wings. Put a hand out and its like...well putting your hand out of the car window at 100mph
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:10 AM   #3712
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They pulled these out of the hangar yesterday while the owner used it for a little get together...



These are few more of his collection.

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #3713
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They pulled these out of the hangar yesterday while the owner used it for a little get together...



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There was a staggerwing at my local airport for awhile. The owner had it in the corner of one of the hangars the FBO owned with cones and caution tape around it at all times. I heard he ended up trading it in for a Stinson Gullwing. He had a thing for classic luxury radials.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #3714
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On a slightly different note - anyone in Queensland, Australia know if theres a couple of F22's buzzing around the coast?

A couple of people I know reckon they have seen one this weekend (29 & 30 Sep) but I was under the impression that none have been delivered yet?

Google is no help and no one has any pics.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #3715
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On a slightly different note - anyone in Queensland, Australia know if theres a couple of F22's buzzing around the coast?

A couple of people I know reckon they have seen one this weekend (29 & 30 Sep) but I was under the impression that none have been delivered yet?

Google is no help and no one has any pics.
They are operational but under restriction because of problems with the oxygen system.

I saw one over Wisconsin two years ago:




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Old 09-29-2012, 09:06 PM   #3716
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They are operational but under restriction because of problems with the oxygen system.

I saw one over Wisconsin two years ago:




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Cheers, but Wisconsin isn't Queensland, Australia.

I'm pretty sure the observers have it wrong, as the RAAF website lists them as a "future acquisition" and the events section only mentions Hornets flying around South East Queensland. Having said that, there may be one or two already here.

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:15 PM   #3717
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Cheers, but Wisconsin isn't Queensland, Australia.

I'm pretty sure the observers have it wrong, as the RAAF website lists them as a "future acquisition" and the events section only mentions Hornets flying around South East Queensland. Having said that, there may be one or two already here.
You just asked if they were operational, and yes, they are. They may be visiting US aircraft. Are you thinking of the F-35, which Australia is looking to acquire?
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #3718
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You just asked if they were operational, and yes, they are. They may be visiting US aircraft. Are you thinking of the F-35, which Australia is looking to acquire?
No I didn't.

I specifically asked - "...anyone in Queensland, Australia know if theres a couple of F22's buzzing around the coast?"

Please re-read the post you quoted.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #3719
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No I didn't.

I specifically asked - "...anyone in Queensland, Australia know if theres a couple of F22's buzzing around the coast?"

Please re-read the post you quoted.

There could well be USAF F22s buzzing about Queensland. They've attended airshows down under. Again, I'm pretty sure Australia is not looking to acquire any.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #3720
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I meant to post this, finally got around to it. Very unusual.















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