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Don’t panic! (when the zoomy planes go past) – UPDATED

By johnboy - 19 December 2006 30

[First filed: December 18, 2006 @ 12:24]

Mr. Evil has written in to draw our attention to Defence warnings that there’s going to be a major F-18 flypast at midday tomorrow to honour the memory of Wing Commander Dick Cresswell who commanded the 77 Squadron through the Second World War and the Korean War.

The hornets tomorrow are from the squadron he founded, hence the extreme hoopla (they wouldn’t do this for a Prime Minister, the USAF did do it for Ronald Reagan to put it in perspective)

UPDATE: I waited 45 minutes for the damn planes and went home in time to hear them shoot over my building. Humbug however had more luck on top of Mt. Pleasant.

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30 Responses to
Don’t panic! (when the zoomy planes go past) – UPDATED
benno1 3:47 pm 19 Dec 06

I wish I had a camera… You could make out the detail of the planes as they flew past the building…

humbug 3:36 pm 19 Dec 06

hmm…yes….forgot those were public 😉

terubo 3:31 pm 19 Dec 06

Yeah, noice pics humbug. As are the close-ups of the guitar on your site! (Don’t know about the BBQ ones though) 🙂

humbug 3:13 pm 19 Dec 06
Absent Diane 2:54 pm 19 Dec 06

I didn’t hear them. I feel sad on inside.

Jey 2:40 pm 19 Dec 06

I heard the planes. I didn’t panic. Hooray!

andy 2:33 pm 19 Dec 06

oops. the flyover was today. not yesteerday. guess thasts what they were then.

andy 2:31 pm 19 Dec 06

some jets flew over canberra international businessport about 2:30, lots of loud noise. by the time i stood up and turned around, the noise, and presumably, the planes, were gne.
what were they ?

benno1 1:42 pm 19 Dec 06

I have a prime position on the 12th floor of Industry House overlooking the War Memorial, should be a good sight…

Pandy 10:24 pm 18 Dec 06

I heard the screaming jets. No more no more no more………..

Jey 8:55 pm 18 Dec 06

I’ll probably still panic.
I’m a very jumpy person.

Al 4:53 pm 18 Dec 06

Awww crap! I’ll be in Sydney all day. Bugger. Bugger Bugger.

sheer 1:39 pm 18 Dec 06

cooooooool! Thanks for the heads-up Mr Evil

johnboy 1:00 pm 18 Dec 06

yep, around midday

Kerces 12:25 pm 18 Dec 06

Actually it’s expected 1.30-2.30pm

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