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Skyhawk A4 Individual Pages

Click on any button below to be taken to the individual page relevant to that airframe.   Coming shortly is a comprehensive Skyhawk Heritage Article, which contains some 30 pages about the aircraft, including a "History in Photographs" section and many individuals'...

Wall of Service Names

The following table lists the names currently on the Wall of Service. You can sort the list by clicking on the little arrow at the top of each column, and you can do a search for any name, number or rank etc., by typing it into the search bar. Note that...

Sea King Airframe Histories

Most of the information contained in the table below is by courtesy of ADF Serials, to whom we offer our grateful thanks. The job would have been infinitely harder without their work!  Serial  C/N To RAN Aircraft History N16-098(901) WA787 02/03/1975 First Flight...

Flying the Gannet

Flying the Gannet

The Fairey Gannet A/S 1 aircraft was introduced into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Fleet Air Arm (FAA) in 1955. When embarked in the newly acquired HMAS Melbourne, Australia’s Naval Air Anti-Submarine power during the fifties and sixties was the most modern and...

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Heritage: Flying the Sea Fury

Heritage: Flying the Sea Fury

Above: An RN FB11 Sea Fury with HMS Triumph markings. The Hawker Sea Fury FB11, suddenly popular in 2017’s aviation literature and You Tube videos, is frequently touted as the fastest propeller-driven aircraft in the world. It was certainly remarkably fast and a...

A Century of RAN Flight Embarkations

A Century of RAN Flight Embarkations

06 May 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of embarked operations of aircraft at sea. It was a modest start – a borrowed Blackburn Baby aboard HMAS Brisbane in a fruitless search for a German raider – but it was of enormous significance. Cris...

Gannet Airframe Histories

Gannet Airframe Histories

Unlike other RAN aircraft types, the side numbers on Gannets were changed from time to time, with any particular airframe bearing three or more during its life.  This has made things a little difficult in the identification of which airframe was which in the many...

Sea Venom: WZ900

Sea Venom: WZ900

The Loss of WZ900 Above.  A rare photograph of WZ900 (866) Served with 816 Sqn, B Flt. Crashed 28/04/66, off HMAS MELBOURNE Philippine Sea. Arrestor wire parted during carrier landing, aircraft crashed into sea. (Accident happened approx 1500 Hrs)Pilot ejected at near...

Slipstream Index

Slipstream Index

The Slipstream Index is a work in progress. As each edition is indexed, its contents will be added to this page to enable readers to see what is in each magazine, and/or to do searches on it using key words.   The "Volume" column contains a hyperlink to the relevant...

Spitfires at RANAS Nowra

Spitfires at RANAS Nowra

Spitfires At RANAS Nowra   Story and photographs courtesy of Kim Dunstan Above: Spitfire on the Dummy Deck with unknown sailor on the wing. (Photo from Bernie Delaney’s collection) In October 1948 the RAAF transported 14 of their de-listed Supermarine Spitfire...

The Draken Story

The Draken Story

Draken International is the largest operator of tactical aircraft in the world.  The company was founded in 2011 when it evolved from the Black Diamond Jet Team, an airshow act owned by entrepreneur Jared Isaacman.   Amongst its other aircraft, it owns a fleet of 14...

List of All FAAAA Members

NOTICE: The following is a list of current FAAAA members, their State of residence and, where available, their email address.  Some...