Archive | September, 2015

Significant 75th anniversaries

Significant 75th Anniversaries

Some anniversaries are more significant than others, and 75th anniversaries are generally considered to be important milestones, along with 50th, 60th and 100th. There’s a number of 75th anniversaries associated with aviation and World War II occurring around this time, and to me, there’s three which stand out: the Battle of Britain (officially commemorated on […]

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Stewart Wilson at Temora Aviation Museum

Temora Aviation Museum in rural New South Wales hosts aircraft showcases on the second and fourth Saturdays each month. Stewart Wilson attended the WWII Pacific Theatre aircraft showcase on Saturday 19/9/2015.  It was a beautiful sunny spring day with light winds. The Grumman Avenger, CAC Wirraway, CAC Boomerang, STM Ryan and Supermarine Spitfire flew. Stewart […]

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I’m probably showing my ignorance here, but I can’t help wondering why it takes so long to get military aircraft into full operational service these days. The RAAF has recently taken delivery of the first examples of three new assets – EA-18G Growler, C-27J Spartan and F-35A Lightning II – but we won’t see any […]

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