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Remember our chat with AVM Osley about integrating the F35 into the RAAF? We discussed ALIS and its importance to the project (it's critical :) )   http://www.planecrazydownunder.com/2014/06/03/pcdu-episode-119-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-the-raaf-approach/
JSF software ready to talk The first testing of the F-35A offboard system to share real-time information between aircraft and support units to manage...
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Chris Sperou has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal as part of the Queens' Birthday Honours Awards for South Australia. Fantastic news & very well deserved :)
THEY are media personalities, esteemed academics, legal experts, health pioneers, professors, volunteers and there’s even an acrobatic pilot — here are the South Australians whose tireless work has seen them rewarded with a Queen’s Birthday honour.
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Third place finish for Matt Hall but with Paul Bonhomme out of the final, Matt's now tied equal first on championship points. Woo hoo! :) Next race is over the July 4th & 5th weekend.
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Matt Hall has made it through to the round of 8 (snuck in as "Fastest Loser") but that means he's paired up with Paul Bonhomme who's been in amazing form all year. Matt has to beat Paul to get through to the Final 4. Far out!
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Matt Hall's finished qualifying in 3rd place. The big race itself is tonight starting at 10pm (Melbourne time). Go Matt! +Matt
Matt Hall has qualified third and earnt a round of 14 elimination matchup with world champion Nigel Lamb tomorrow in the third round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships in windy Rovinj, Croatia. Hall stopped the clock in 54.329 to finish behind only series leader Paul Bonhomme of ...
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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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So who's going to get the last white-tailed C17?
 
And then there was 1: Qatar takes 4 of the last 5 white-tail C-17s. So much for theories that NZ was getting some :)
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Onya Deb! Great to see you're still going strong & on the way to another record. Remember when we interviewed her back in 2010? Also pretty cool to see Dom whom we last caught up with at the Flight Experience 737 sim around the same time :)PS: Yes, Deb is Australia's first female airline pilot, not just first female pilot - typical media headline error

http://www.planecrazydownunder.com/2010/07/04/episode-35-perseverance-persistence/
Australia's first female airline pilot Deborah Lawrie is on the brink of becoming the longest-flying commercial female pilot in the world.
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Show time at the Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj, Croatia. Go @Matthallracing:) You can access the action via the livestream from the Red Bull Air Race website
An international competition based on speed and precision. Includes photographs, race results, event schedule, pilot biographies, and details of manoeuvres.
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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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Australia's Premier Aviation Show
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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.