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Skyfire practice down by the lake. Squirrel helicopters and cannon

By johnboy - 16 March 2012 9

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As promised the Navy’s Squirrel helicopters were putting on a show over Lake Burley Griffin this afternoon to get themselves ready for the big show tomorrow night for Skyfire.

And then the Army fire their cannons and marched around a bit.

At half an hour it was a much longer display than we usually get with these things.

squirrels and the high court

squirrels and carillon

cannon fire

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Skyfire practice down by the lake. Squirrel helicopters and cannon
Frustrated 9:03 pm 17 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Pork Hunt said :

HenryBG said :

Those guns don’t look elevated enough to bring down any of the choppers.

Given the currently strained relationship between the ADF and their minister, perhaps they are aimed at the house on the hill.

Heh, nice one. Personally, I’m hoping Smith finally gives Defence the reaming it’s needed for so long. Too much brass doing either nothing or a piss-poor job and thinking they can all be a law unto themselves in how they spend our money. Hopefully he can find a way to rotate them all through tours of Afghanistan.

I agree 100%, and that numpty 1/2 star who complained to the media. They expect respect, then how about they show some to the civvy workers also, pinheads.

HenryBG 8:36 am 17 Mar 12

Pork Hunt said :

HenryBG said :

Those guns don’t look elevated enough to bring down any of the choppers.

Given the currently strained relationship between the ADF and their minister, perhaps they are aimed at the house on the hill.

Heh, nice one. Personally, I’m hoping Smith finally gives Defence the reaming it’s needed for so long. Too much brass doing either nothing or a piss-poor job and thinking they can all be a law unto themselves in how they spend our money. Hopefully he can find a way to rotate them all through tours of Afghanistan.

Pork Hunt 7:44 pm 16 Mar 12

poetix said :

neanderthalsis said :

I saw the Arty boys beside the lake yesterday. As an ex gun bunny I used to hate firing salutes, love watching them now though.

‘…the Arty boys’? Was that sundry male things from You Are Here? Did they read poetry en masse or do humorous rap or plant some bulbs or something?

(And JB, that lovely photo of the two helicopters by the Carillon; I assume they’re Bell ‘copters?)

Aerospatiale AS350B’s otherwise known as Squirrels. Used to work on them in my RAAF days…

Pork Hunt 5:41 pm 16 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Those guns don’t look elevated enough to bring down any of the choppers.

Given the currently strained relationship between the ADF and their minister, perhaps they are aimed at the house on the hill.

poetix 5:30 pm 16 Mar 12

neanderthalsis said :

I saw the Arty boys beside the lake yesterday. As an ex gun bunny I used to hate firing salutes, love watching them now though.

‘…the Arty boys’? Was that sundry male things from You Are Here? Did they read poetry en masse or do humorous rap or plant some bulbs or something?

(And JB, that lovely photo of the two helicopters by the Carillon; I assume they’re Bell ‘copters?)

HenryBG 4:26 pm 16 Mar 12

Those guns don’t look elevated enough to bring down any of the choppers.

Bosworth 3:38 pm 16 Mar 12

johnboy, I saw you taking those photos. You looked very pretty.

neanderthalsis 2:33 pm 16 Mar 12

I saw the Arty boys beside the lake yesterday. As an ex gun bunny I used to hate firing salutes, love watching them now though.

Erg0 2:03 pm 16 Mar 12

I heartily recommend that any helicopter lovers set up on the Anzac Pde side of the lake tomorrow, as that’s where most of the action was directed. I was taking photos over in Reconciliation Place (I can actually see myself, in speck form, in the second photo) and had very few opportunities to get decent close-up looks from that side.

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