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Nice little visit from the RAAF today

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by Adjum, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Adjum

    Adjum Hard Yards

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    My mate on the summit chair nearly packed herself when old mate buzzed the chair haha
     
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    qwill Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    super hornet?
     
  3. Adjum

    Adjum Hard Yards

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    Nah, Hawk. Super hornet and she would have packed it. Haha
     
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    qwill Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    they're just playing with her then
     
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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reminds me of the time.....

    C130 ripped up the Thredbo valley.. at roughly 1600m asl... not 'makeyacrapyadacks' material, but still impressive... Sitting at Black Sallees enjoying a bevy... watching the view...
     
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  6. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or the good old days when you got to look down on F-111s practising their terrain following.
     
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    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    In the Second World War, we trained a lot of our pilots at East Sale RAAF base and the instructors used to buzz Hotham skiers back then. A few of them even received reprimands for doing it. So Adjum's friend witnessed a tradition that is nearly 80 years old.
     
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    Pegasus ski lodge has a mounted print taken from an RAAF flyover showing the lodge and Gallows Court mid-winter. I am not sure of the year, but it was several years ago
     
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    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like a classified pic to me.

    Standby for scomo and hastie to break your door down.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep I’ve looked down on an F-111 at Buller many years ago. Quite the buzz.
     
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    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Manager years ago had a son in the RAAF who took the pic I believe
     
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    Yesterday two fast jets flew over Lake Eucumbene, and today a C-17 transport flew low over Mt Selwyn. To/from Wagga I'm guessing but could be going anywhere. Maybe just a bit of snow jolly.
     
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    Luken One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    So good seeing RAAF planes at the best of times, but when you least expect it, even better. Saw one of the Roulette's training around Hotham one day years ago, was below ridge level right down the main valley at one stage, then did a few laps around before heading home, was SOOO cool!
     
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    It's funny, I grew up close to Williamtown RAAF base but still look up and admire everytime I see a fast Jet going by.

    To see them practicing at low level out near the is very cool.
     
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    Years ago an RAAF jet went howling up the Delatite valley between Mt Stirling and Buller at very low altitude. Everyone looked to where the roar was coming from, until we realised the jet was way further ahead. So cool seeing them that low, must be a real hoot for the pilots
     
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    Was a foreman on the construction site of new Control Tower and Chopper hangers etc at HMAS Albatross. Got a number of dogfight practice viewings. Was also a film crew recording a standing start race with a Porsche. Witnessed a full throttle low level scoot past the Porsche and off over the Budawangs = super impressive .
     
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    I get to see the Williamtown jets most days as I live very close by (have to stop conversations on the phone sometimes as even inside you cant hear while they do shooting practice), love the element of surprise when you are driving by and a hornet zooms over. I was filling up with fuel one day watching a hornet active for the Avalon airshow. the RAAF put a thing up on their FB page warning Hotham and Thredbo that the C 17 was going to be flying low this week in that area.
     
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    RAAF ski week at Hotham from the 25th August. Guessing there maybe some flight interaction.:)
     
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    C-17 went low over Perisher and then Thredbo about 2:30 yesterday. Had a pair of C130-Js go over Lake Crackenback around 1130 today.
     
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    C130's came over thredbo today too.

    Lookin good.
     
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    Just doing a recce.
     
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    A few years ago, some military aircraft had a sonic boom right over Narby. I thought it was a head-on outside my house and rushed outside to render any assistance I could. Dog were stunned silent - took about 30 secs for them to start barking. Cows in the paddock next door were running every which way. Found out a day later from a farmer what had caused this massive boom. Apparently it was very close to the ground.