Tag Archives: RAAF

Episode 366: Bigger is better? A380, C130s and Alan Joyce’s salary

Grant’s back and the boys are gobsmacked by Alan Joyce’s $12 million salary! They’re pretty sure their morals would get corrupted for that amount of money! Still with Qantas, they’ve painted A380 VH-OQH to support the Wallabies rugby union team … Continue reading

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Episode 362: First in Type – Mostly

It’s a week of firsts for the Australian Defence Force as the boys give progress on still more new or updated airframes coming down under: The first RAAF E18G Growler is unveiled The first RAAF P8A is under construction & … Continue reading

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Episode 357: Baby Herc arrives as another 747 retires

Grant’s holding together with cold & flu medicine long enough to get an Aus Desk recorded with Steve covering: The RAAF’s first C27J Spartan (the “baby Hercules”) arrives in Australia BAE Systems gets their contract with the Royal Singaporean Air … Continue reading

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Episode 352: Sabotage by Cabotage

The federal government are contemplating a proposal to allow foreign airlines carry domestic passengers between locations north of the Tropic of Capricorn (eg: Cairns, Darwin, Townsville, etc). So, can a reduction in cabotage restrictions in the north end lead to … Continue reading

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Episode 350: It’s just the gas, man

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 … Continue reading

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