Category: Aviation News Desk

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Avalon Airshow 2011

From the 3rd – 6th of March 2011 5DME attended the Biannual Avalon Airshow in Victoria.   This years Airshow was different to past shows because it was also celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force). There was a large contingent of military aircraft on show, as well as business and…
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Location: South Australia (YPAD) Time Frame: April-May 2010 A special thanks to: Office of Transport Security (OTS) Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) Australian Federal Police (AFP) South Australian Police (SAPOL) Airport Watch – Adelaide Operational Trial Over the past weeks 5DME have kept up-to-date with the Operational Trial of Airport Watch at Adelaide Airport. This week…
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Aerial Fire Fighting in South Australia

Aerial Fire Fighting in South Australia In January 2010, 5DME visited the CFS bases at Brukunga and Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. We had a chance to talk to the personnel, including the pilots of the Erickson Air Crane. Everyone was most helpful and provided plenty of useful information for the 5DME pages. We also…
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90th Anniversary Vickers Vimy, 1919 England to Australia Air Race

10th December 2009Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith, Jimmy Bennett and W.H. Shiers arrive in Darwin, 1919 90th Anniversary England to Australia Air Race. The 90th Anniversary of the arrival of Sir Keith, Sir Ross Smith, Jimmy Bennett and W.H. Shiers into Darwin on 10th of December 1919, in a Vickers Vimy WWI bomber (G-EAOU)…
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Pandas arrive at Adelaide destined for Zoo

PandAmonium With all the interest in the arrival of the Pandas in Adelaide the crew at AAL have come up with some friends for Buck Bear. The (real) pandas arrived on the morning of Saturday 28th November. However, they will not be accessible to the public until 13th December 2009. See Adelaide Zoo for details.…
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