The boys are back with the sad news that the Wings Over Illawarra air show show had to be cancelled due to terrible weather. Bummer :(
Deciding to go with military stories, we open with the news that RAAF KC30As are dry plugging their booms off the coast of Brisbane recently. Although no gas was passed (that’s going to happen soon) it verifies that the boom is finally all but working!
Next we down-scale a little and report that SQNLDR Andrew “Jacko” Jackson has flown the RAAF’s first F35. He became the first Australian to fly an F35 last month but now he’s at Luke AFB and flying A35-001 (our first RAAF F35). Apparently the kangaroo painted on the side makes all the difference :)
To wrap up, we celebrate Matt Hall taking 2nd place at the Chiba (Japan) leg of the Red Bull Air Race. YAY! We also note that he’s looking for major sponsor so we figured “Hey, why not Rob Mark’s CommAvia???” :)