Bird Strikes – Just How Deadly Are They?

bird strikes

Bird strikes are a hot topic after the release of the movie “Sully”. With the hype that comes with a Hollywood movie it is timely to understand the bird strike phenomenon and consider just how deadly they are.  Bird Strikes in the USA 1990-2014 The FAA report Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990-2014 is the source … Read more

Aviation Bucket List – 10 Great Ideas For Your List


Every AvGeek needs a bucket list of must do or see activities. To help you kick off or add to your bucket list here are 10 great ideas. Let the dreaming begin…… 10 AVIATION BUCKET LIST IDEAS 1/ A Tour of the F-35 My interest in the F-35 started with the announcement by the Australian Government that … Read more

Stealth – The F35 Should Be Glad It Has It


The F-35 has been designed with stealth. It has 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 … Read more

Airplane Quiz – Identification by Sound

Quiz airplane identification


Warbirds Take to the Skies at 2016 WOI Airshow

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Warbirds 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 in 1944 … Read more

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