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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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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 :)

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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/

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.

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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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

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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

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

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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