Last F-111 to arrive back from the days games. Exercise Pitch Black 2008.
My favorite F-111 photo so far.
Exercise Pitch Black 2008 - Departed Runway 11. The Heat! The Sound!
Exercise Pitch Black 2008 - Commencing a Go-Around.
A smile came across the faces of onlookers when these guys turned up!!! Exercise Pitch Black 2008. Will be a sad day when they are all gone...
Warbirds over Wanaka 2008
Heading in to the sun with torch lit during flying display at Warbirds over Wanaka 2008.
Pig 6 6 Cleans up early and departs CHC for Warbirds over Wanaka 2008
Take off for display at RNZAF Ohakea Open Day 2008.
Not the first time that I'm seeing the 'Dump and Burn' by the Aussie F-111s, but never this low! I could feel the fiery heat all around me!
I have been hoping to get up close with an RAAF "Pig" before the type's eventual retirement. Here's my chance and there is no need to go all the way down under!
As the F-111 enters a tight bank while doing the fuel dump and burn stunt on a gloomy day, wingtip vapours appear and are lighted up by the burning fuel.