F-111 Makes Emergency Wheels Up Landing
[18 July 2006] A rookie pilot and a navigator who landed their stricken F-111 on its belly after losing a wheel on takeoff say the emergency has boosted their confidence in the ageing strike fighters.
The pilot, Flying Officer Peter Komar, 29, and navigator Flight Lieutenant Luke Warner, 32, made the dramatic emergency landing at the RAAF Amberley Base west of Brisbane, ending a tense, three hour midair emergency.
As the disabled jet came down, a hook picked up a cable that helped bring it to a halt, creating a plume of sparks as it slid on its belly along the tarmac....[story ninemsn]
25 July 2006
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AUSSIE F-111s SINK NORTH KOREAN SHIP OFF AUSTRALIAN COAST 'Buy a Brick' for the 8th AFB Barksdale Museum. Update to Museums Page. (21 Aug 05) DivX MPEG4 Music Videos (and new links
to Matt's videos) here.
'Buy a Brick' for the 8th AFB Barksdale Museum. Update to Museums Page. (21 Aug 05)
DivX MPEG4 Music Videos (and new links to Matt's videos) here.
Another Aussie DoD F-111 Video
RED FLAG 2006
(from Australian DoD Press Release). Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter jet aviators and their Air Combat Group colleagues have taken off for the United States of America for advanced training at one of the world's best tactical combat training facilities as part of Exercise Red Flag 06.
F-111s Flying at Nellis Once Again. RAAF F/A-18s and F-111s have arrived at Nellis AFB for RED FLAG (22 Oct 04). Photos wanted!!
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F-111 Deseal Reseal Report Released by the Australian Defence Force - Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel. "The results of the Health Study point to an association between exposure to chemicals used in the F-111 Deseal/Reseal programs and a number of adverse health outcomes presenting in some personnel who were involved in these programs." Link to Report (27 Oct 04).
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