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Old 12-10-2018, 04:30 PM
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were they playing a war game and needed data from a staged terrorist attack to use in intelligence and defense tactics' manuals?
No, it's called Riverfire - an annual fireworks etc event. The RAAF used to dump and burn with the F-111's, but since we no longer have them, no similarly spectacular shows, so the RAAF has to do SOMETHING I guess
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From the Daily Mail..... a definite centre of journalistic excellence?
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Sadly I was with my dad at Mt Olivant pallitive care last year looking out over the river where the plane first comes into view , the hospital grounds and all the land around there is actually quite high above the river on the kangaroo point side and make things look a little differant to reality height wise .



On a side note my grandfathers father was the first fireman at Kangaroo point .
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were they playing a war game and needed data from a staged terrorist attack to use in intelligence and defense tactics' manuals?
Hi Annette

Here is a composite I grabbed on the day, showing how safe the event really is.

The reverberations of the engines in my chest cavity didn't even cause me to skip one shot.

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PS - a single C-17, 10 frames combined in PS
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Old 13-10-2018, 08:53 AM
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That's a great stack, Dennis!

Gee, it's not like they were trying for a rooster tail off the water!
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Old 13-10-2018, 08:55 AM
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That's a great stack, Dennis!

Gee, it's not like they were trying for a rooster tail off the water!
That was his 2nd run and I estimate he was at least twice that height above ground on his 1st run.

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Old 13-10-2018, 09:01 AM
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Gees i wish i could have been there, excellent stuff, maybe I'm stupid now
I love that plane and have many images taken from the end of the Darwin runway

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Gees i wish i could have been there, excellent stuff, maybe I'm stupid now
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Nah, Leon - you're just exhibiting the classical red-blooded male characteristics that respond to all things related to aviation.

I think it is deep in our male psyche - either hormonal or genetically based, so I don't try to resist it.

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cool image, Dennis! How many flats and darks?
From this viewpoint it looks not frightening at all. The video in #1 pictured the colossus from a right angle and the sky scraper background make the scene eerily war-like.
I remember this accident in Ramstein 1988. https://youtu.be/zL4Fz57Wg1o?t=91 , begins at 1:32 . But that choreography involved 10 planes not only 1. And from 1 of the crashed ones, the audience was doused in 800l kerosene before the exploding plane ignited them.
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cool image, Dennis! How many flats and darks?
From this viewpoint it looks not frightening at all. The video in #1 pictured the colossus from a right angle and the sky scraper background make the scene eerily war-like.
I remember this accident in Ramstein 1988. https://youtu.be/zL4Fz57Wg1o?t=91 , begins at 1:32 . But that choreography involved 10 planes not only 1. And from 1 of the crashed ones, the audience was doused in 800l kerosene before the exploding plane ignited them.
Thanks Annette, sadly I saw the Ramstein accident whilst I was still in the UK and it was truly a shocking, tragic event.

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In 1989 (I think) the Federal gov wouldn't approve a request for a RAAF flyover during the Adelaide Grand Prix so one of the Adelaide MP's asked a mate in the US airforce in Singapore if they would come down and do some flyovers. Of course the yanks said hell yea we'll send a couple of the boys down. This was just before the Gulf War, the F/A 18 flyovers looked like they were doing simulated bombing runs over the city, low and fast from the hills banking between the buildings very cool to watch.

The MP got roasted for going around the Feds budget restrictions, but didn't do anything illegal LOL.

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