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A4-N Delivered to Discovery Air Defence Services

The latest A-4N arrives at Wittmund – Combat Aircraft Monthly Magazine – July 2015.

The latest McDonnell Douglas A-4N for Discovery Air Defence Services arrived at Wittmund air base in northern Germany on May 11, 2015. Wearing the Canadian civil registration C-FGZS, serial 337 (BuNo 158730, c/n 14377) used the call sign ‘Dadio 22’ for the flight from Phoenix, Arizona to […]

RANHFV UH-1 Gunships – Photos and Paint specs

WANTED:  Photos of Vietnam Flight UH-1 Gunships and Paint Specs

The RAN Historic Flight are after colour photos and paint specifications of the UH1 Gunships used by the RANHFV with the 135th. We are going to paint 893 up in these colours in honour and memory of all the RANHFV guys who served there.

Please contact Greg Morris from the Historic Flight […]

A4G Skyhawk History

A4G Skyhawk history page – edited by Phil Thompson here […]

Skyhawk Jet Returns to Nowra

After being in storage for nearly a decade, a former Navy Skyhawk jet fighter has returned to Nowra to take its place in the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

The TA-4 Skyhawk was handed over to the RAN in a ceremony that involved the exchange of aircraft logbooks. The Skyhawk made its journey to Australia last week aboard a RAAF C-17 Globemaster.

The […]

Sea Kings Final Flight

The RAN’s venerable Sea King helicopters and 817 Squadron have made their final flight as part of a decommissioning ceremony held at HMAS Albatross at Nowra. The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon and Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs, were on hand to welcome the final flight and thank the 817 Squadron who operated the helicopters.

Australia’s Sea […]

‘Shark 07’ Sea King Moves to Fleet Air Arm Museum

“Shark 07”, a recently-retired Sea King helicopter, has joined the aircraft collection at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Nowra. It was installed in time for Easter and school holiday visitors to take enjoyment from the sight of the Sea King on display between the Wessex and Scout helicopters. Shark 07 was gifted to the Museum in June 2011 in […]

723 Squadron Receives New Bell 429 Helicopters

HMAS Albatross is now home to three new Bell 429 helicopters, with the aircraft obtained to provide flight training for 723 Squadron crews before they move to naval combat helicopters. Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, CMDR Matthew Shand, said the Bell helicopters have bolstered the squadron’s existing fleet of 13 AS350BA Squirrel helicopters.

With their composite construction, full glass cockpit and advanced systems, […]