RAAF Amberley Airshow 4 & 5 October 2008 (Australia)

 

RAAF Base Amberley is located in Queensland, 40km south west of Brisbane, near Ipswich, it is the largest of Australia’s Air Force bases. More than 3,500 people work there. RAAF Base Amberley went into operation on 17 June 1940 when a Station Headquarters was set up and No. 24 Squadron established. The squadron received its first aircraft (a De Havilland Moth Minor) on 4 July. Six days later, four Wirraways and a further two Moth Minor aircraft were added. Both these types of aircraft were built in Australia. During the latter half of 1940, No. 24 Squadron began fl ying Hudson bombers. Today, RAAF Base Amberley is home to the F-111 strike aircraft, and C-17 Globemaster heavy airlift aircraft. 

The 2008 show was a good organized event in good weather.

In the show flew : F-18 Hornet, Hawk, Gloster Meteor, Vampire, Mustang, AP-3C Orion, Hercules, C-17, The Roulettes, Canberra, Hudson, some small planes and last but not least the superb F-111 with his famous fuel dump.

 

 

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