Episode 701: So much news, so little time…

The boys knew they’d be back with AusDesk episodes in 2022 but didn’t think it would take quite *this* long to get one produced. Suffice to say, they’ve picked one of the busiest times in aviation Down Under to come back with lots of things to cover, so lets crack on with them:

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Episode 684: The Blackhawks are dead, long live the Blackhawks

There’s been a grave disturbance in the Force as another military platform gets retired (but not for long) and Qantas announces it’s replacing its Boeing 737-800s with aircraft from the A320 family. You bet the boys will have commentary and opinions on these matters, so here they are:

Army Blackhawk over Sydney Harbour (Seth Jaworski)

Army Blackhawk A25-203 over Sydney Harbour (photograph by Seth Jaworski from March 2012)

Army Blackhawk over Sydney Harbour (Seth Jaworski)

Army Blackhawk A25-203 over Sydney Harbour (photograph by Seth Jaworski from March 2012)

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Episode 682: Farewell to the Classic Hornet

With the sad news that the RAAF have withdrawn the F/A-18 A & B aircraft from service this week, the boys are joined by Stewart Wilson, a well known aviation author and historian in Australia, to discuss their history in RAAF service. They even mention why these models are referred to as “Classic Hornets” in Australia rather than “Legacy Hornets” as the US military calls them.

RAAF F/A-18A Hornet A21-8 at Wings Over Illawarra - Image by Jai Balmer

RAAF F/A-18A Hornet A21-8 (msn 306/AF-08 – delivered 28 Aug 1986) in 75SQN markings, departs RWY16 at Shellharbour Airport (NSW) for its final public display at the Wings Over Illawarra Airshow – 28 Nov 2021 (Image by Jai Balmer)

Group Captain Jason Easthope shuts down A21-8 (image by Jai Balmer)

Group Captain Jason Easthope – aka “Easty” – shuts down A21-8 after the final public display of the RAAF F/A-18A Hornet at WIngs Over Illawarra, 28 Nov 2021 (image by Jai Balmer)

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Episode 679: Opened borders allow a QF A380 to return plus RAAF rumours galore

The boys are back and Grant’s had to get Steve up at the crack of noon to record an Oz Desk much earlier than usual, but there’s so much to discuss and so much to do, like maybe flying somewhere outside of Melbourne?

No photos of the boys recording this episode as “I just woke up” is not a good look :)

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Episode 675: More Romeos, please, and let’s get International again

The boys are back for another Oz Desk and, despite being well over a year since their last one, everything works out just fine with no hassles, hijinks or shenanigans. Who knew?

Steve & Grant recording in their studios

Steve & Grant recording AusDesk 675 in their home studios

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