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PM Abbott seeks criticism free skies over VIP replacement

PM Abbott seeks criticism free skies over VIP replacement

It should have been a much overdue common sense story about better VIP jets for the Australian Government, but PM Abbott has changed all that by trying to negotiate a media criticism no fly zone. What was the PM thinking?

Pentagon raises JSF cancellation in US budget review leak

Pentagon raises JSF cancellation in US budget review leak

A very important question for this Australian government, or the next. Why is the Pentagon leaking stories referring to the possible cancellation of the Joint Strike Fighter?

Warbirds over Sydney to salute ANZAC remembrance

Warbirds over Sydney to salute ANZAC remembrance

Three superbly restored and maintained veteran warbirds will fly over Sydney and Illawarra landmarks this ANZAC day. They are a Catalina flying boat, a C-47 Dakota transport and a DHC-4 Caribou tactical airlifter, all owned by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS), which sends its collection of old Warbirds aloft each year to mark the […]

PM's words on JSF merit close attention

PM's words on JSF merit close attention

Either the Prime Minister was being sarcastic or the victim of incredibly poor advice in her reported comments about the Joint Strike Fighter debacle in this AAP report. “… we do have the agreement to purchase two and we will go ahead with that purchase.” She said her government would not allow a gap to […]

F-35 sends reminder of worse flying flop

F-35 sends reminder of worse flying flop

The JSF project, which suffered its own grounding event overnight, has another thing in common with the Boeing 787, which is too much PR and too little critical analysis

B-17 video shows what props were all about

B-17 video shows what props were all about

So you think you know what flying used to be like? This video of a B-17 bomber may improve your understanding of what it involved, even on post war airliners.

U2 Dragon Lady training flights in spectacular new HD video

U2 Dragon Lady training flights in spectacular new HD video

A crystal clear ultra high-altitude video of what appears to be two Lockheed U2s on a training flight over California is in circulation. It is more than two minutes of edge of seat viewing, especially for the clues it gives as to how hard and knife edged this aircraft is to control at a cruise […]