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So, who's going to the RAAF Base Richmond open day this Saturday 30th May? They've already sold out of tickets to get on-base where static displays will include a C-130J Hercules and Hawk 127 Lead-in Fighter, as well as trucks and specialised equipment used by the Australian Defence Force.

If you don't have a ticket, you can view the fly-pasts from the Tourism Centre on Hawkesbury Valley Way. The fly pasts will include:

11:00am Flypasts by C-130J Hercules transport

11:30am Solo air display by a Hawk 127 Lead-in Fighter.

12:30pm Flypast by a C-17A Globemaster IIIs airlifter.

1:00pm Flypasts by C-130J Hercules transport
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Would if we could but we'll be stuck down here in Melbourne :(
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Our friend Paul from Project 64 liked the A350 XWB shots so much, he decided to create some wallpapers for our phones & tablets. We thought you might like them too, so here's the first one showing a rather unique view of one of MSN5's Trent XWB engines. We'll post links to the full sized versions you can download for your phone/tablet in the comments below but you can find them on our website too :) We'll be releasing other wallpapers from the A350 XWB in the near future so watch this space :)
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We go deep on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in our latest episode, including discussions with Andrew McLaughlin, interviews with Billie Flynn (a Lockheed Martin test pilot), chats with other LockMart staff and an hour-long interview with AVM Kym "Koz" Osley on just how the RAAF are going to bring the F-35 up to speed in Australia (hint: There's something about ALIS...  :) ) It's a big episode (even for us!) but given how long it was since ep118, we think it's worth it :)
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If you want to know more about the F-35 that Australia's committed to buying, check out our latest episode. Despite what I may think about the programme management, project planning (testing in parallel with production? That can only end well!) or some of the technical issues being encountered, it's an amazing aircraft if it lives up to the sales pitch (even the ones that have been revised downward over the past couple of years :) ).
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We're keeping pretty busy producing the Tyabb Airshow 2014 DVD but here's another sneak peek at some of the content :)
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Work has begun on the 2014 Tyabb air show DVD... what will be on it? Here's a sneak peek :) [Steven Pam]
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It's been a while since we posted anything here but that's mostly because we've been too busy running around working. Mostly we've been posting on Facebook & Twitter. We'll see if we can make time to cross post content over here too :)
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We're seeing the Tyabb Air Show DVD in the wild more frequently now, this time at the Skylines Pilot Shop at Moorabbin Airport. Hopefully we'll soon have access to an online purchase solution that can do international orders too :)
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A great Pitch Black 2014 summary by Mike Yeo @thebasleg#PB14
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Australia's P8A Poseidon purchase just took another step towards delivery with MinDef today announcing the United States Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australia’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft.  The announcement included this quote from MinDef:

“Together with high altitude unmanned aerial vehicles, these aircraft will replace the Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orions that have served Australia so well for over four decades,”

Deliveries of the RAAF's 8 P8-A aircraft are scheduled to occur over 2017 & 2018.
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The Tyabb Air Show 2014 DVD is out at last and it's getting great reviews! Call the Peninsula Aero Club on 03 5977 4406 to purchase your copy. We'll have a couple of copies to give away shortly so watch this space :)
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Episode 118 is out at last (it's only been 2 months since the last one :) ) with content from NatFly 2014 & Leeton. Just to be different, the wrappers were recorded on board VH-SJA as Steve & ATC_Ben flew BenAir to & from Temora :)
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Yes, Steve is a Herc fan.....
Celebrate 20 Million Flight Hours with this Limited Edition "C-130 20 Million Flight ;Hours and Counting" T-shirt or Sweater. *Available ONLY until 18 Mar 2014.This design is ;available in Sand, White or ;Brown ;T-Shirt colors as ;well the ;Hoodie. ;Each item is printed on super soft premium material and we always offer a ;Money Back Guarantee or exchange. Buy two or more to save on shipping.100% Designed, ;Printed and shipped directly from t...
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Plane Crazy Down Under is a podcast which aims to showcase aviation in all its forms in the Australia Pacific region.

The show is hosted by Grant McHerron & Steve Visscher, along with a large cast of additional contributors from all levels of aviation.