Posts Tagged ‘Royal Australian Air Force’

100 Years of Australia’s First Flying Squadrons

(Editor’s note: some previous photo credits were incorrect due to my editing error, and have been corrected.) Dies Natalis: 100 Years of Australia’s First Flying Squadrons By Dion Makowski A centenary is a significant celebration for any person, let alone an institution in a country as young as Australia. On Friday, 28 October 2016, the […]

Australian DC-2 Is a Former Military Transport Too

Photo and Story by Dion Makowski A30-11 C/N 1286 Douglas DC-2-112 22 November 2015, Albury Airport, NSW Douglas aircraft C/N 1286 was completed as a DC-2-211 in October, 1934 and registered to Eastern Airlines as NC13736. It was equipped with a pair of Wright GR-1820-F.2B Cyclone 9-cylinder radial engines each of 740bhp (brake horsepower) @1950RPM. […]

Point Cook Australian Warbirds, Part 1

Photos by Les Neistat During a recent “Interactive Day” at the Royal Australian Air Force’s Museum at Point Cook, Les Neistat got the chance to see a trio of historic World War II aircraft in action.  Judy Pay’s CAC-18 Mustang (flown by Peter Clements), Alan Arthur’s Kittyhawk IV, and Gary Herne’s Tiger Moth were shown off. RAAF Base […]

MASDC, AMARC, AMARG; Some Snapshots in Time, Bombers Part 1

During the early 1990s, mainly after the first Gulf War, the B-52D “Big Belly” and B-52G fleets were retired. The START 1 treaty was signed in 1991, and over 360 B-52 bombers ultimately took up residence at Davis-Monthan AFB, awaiting their demise with the scrappers. Most were earlier B-52C, -D, -E and -F versions that […]