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Okay plane spotters.

Thumper 14 December 2006 14

Whilst sitting here in the office at 10.28am, I heard an aircraft roaring over civic.

Now, to me it sounded similiar to an FA18 Hornet, but I could be wrong.

Anyone out there see what it was?

[ED – I saw an F-18 roar over Ainslie and up Macarthur Avenue, anyone know what it was for?]

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14 Responses to Okay plane spotters.
johnboy johnboy 2:13 pm 15 Dec 06

Almost nothing as the pilots need training hours anyway.

Al Al 1:22 pm 15 Dec 06

BTW: what’s the cost to the taxpayer of bringing 3 FA18s down from Williamstown just for a graduation ceremony????

Al Al 1:21 pm 15 Dec 06

Sitting in the back of a C130 as a domestic passenger during the pilot strike wasn’t as much fun as it sounds either…
Talk about crap seats!

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:55 pm 14 Dec 06

well I will have to avoid it. Oh hold on I avoid it anyway.

Maelinar Maelinar 4:49 pm 14 Dec 06

My Taxi driver said that the march out was today, and put out an all points bulletin that Mooseheads et al will be an absolute shitfight for the next couple of days…

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:33 pm 14 Dec 06

Yep, three F/A-18 Hornets from 3SQN flew over for the ADFA Passing Out Parade.

I was waiting for them to come over, and they did look fantastic (especially the one that rolled inverted over Civic!), but they weren’t going fast enough for my liking!

S4anta S4anta 12:34 pm 14 Dec 06

Was that an aircraft in the middle of your forehead thumper, or were you just happy to see us all then?

Thumper Thumper 12:14 pm 14 Dec 06


sitting in the back of a C130 in full combat gear in 40 degree heat on K89 was not fun either!

And I doubt my old man when flying over the Gulf of Tonkin or the Gulf of Siam in the 60s was having much fun either.

But they still look and sound awesome.

Sammy Sammy 12:11 pm 14 Dec 06

Military aircraft are just so sexy

If you’ve ever sat in the cockpit of an F-111, in the stinking heat of Amberley AFB, you’d realise it’s not that glamourous 🙂 Ooh baby, 40 years of sweat.

seepi seepi 11:15 am 14 Dec 06

ADFA graduation parade?
RMC was yesterday.

Thumper Thumper 11:13 am 14 Dec 06

Military aircraft are just so sexy…

Reminds me of a quote by Vietnam War journo Tim Page who, when asked to do a book that took the glamour out of war, replied, ‘What! Do you know how good it is to ride on the back of a tank while being shot at!’

okay, Page was a bit of a looney….

Google him. Interesting life.

el el 11:02 am 14 Dec 06

Saw one (just barely) heading westward sort of over the ANU Campus. Echoed for nearly a minute afterwards.

Love it!

fnaah fnaah 10:56 am 14 Dec 06

Damn – missed it by three minutes.

Apparently, three or four F18’s flew past, en route to an airshow somewhere.

Thumper Thumper 10:56 am 14 Dec 06

Ha, so I was right!

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