Stealth – The F35 Should Be Glad It Has It

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Stealth provides the F-35 with the ability to enter a heavily defended territory undetected. It is so important to the military that they will accept compromises to performance to achieve stealth. If stealth were to be rendered redundant by new counter-stealth technology, would it deal a fatal blow to the F-35 Program? The purpose of this post is … Read more

Airplane Quiz – Identification by Sound

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Warbird Fighter Aircraft – Wings Over Illawarra Air Show 2016

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Many a warbird were showing off at Wings Over Illawarra this year. The fighters below cover 70+ years of history from WWII to the current fight against ISIL. SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE VH-HCT (above), is the last Spitfire delivered to the RAAF in 1945. It is a Mark VIII flown by the RAAF under registration A58-758. Built … Read more

Military Trainer Aircraft – 7 of the Best

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The military trainer aircraft allows student pilots to learn their craft in a relatively safe environment before being let loose on the front line fighters and attack aircraft. There have always been trainers behind the scenes, anonymous and unheralded but critical to the success of any air force. “Do you know the current training aircraft … Read more

HARS Air Show – 2016 Wings Over Illawarra

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The 2016 HARS Wings Over Illawarra air show was held on the weekend of 30 April to 1 May 2016 at the Illawarra Regional Airport, also known as Wollongong Airport (YWOL). Only 90 minutes from my home it is the only air show I attend each year. As an Avgeek and amateur photographer I have … Read more

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