An Aussie with a passion in life for travel and enjoying the experiences and places that the world has to offer. Apart from living in Australia, I have also spent a number of years in the United States and worked in New Zealand and Hungary. I have been fortunate in having the opportunity to travel widely in Australasia, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central America and North America and have many more journeys planned for the future.

A big part of my travel adventures has been visiting various aviation and space travel related museums and events around the world. This blog covers many of these aviation experiences with a little bit of history thrown in for good measure.

I also have a few other blogs:

Aces Flying High – The Survivors is about rare aircraft I have seen at air shows and museums around the world.

Deano’s Travels is on my travels and experiences around the world.

Deano In America is on my American travels and experiences whilst living in the United States.

Thanks for taking a look at my blog. I hope you find it an interesting and enjoyable read.



29 thoughts on “About

  1. Was trying to find vid of an RAF thing & saw yr web,,,OUTSTANDING!!!!! In one pic you are smiling, man there should be nothing but TEETH. I am glad there are so many projects (Mossie for one) out there that I can at least view on screen. Thank you for the great photos and articles, will continue to follow same.


    1. Thanks Dimitris! I am glad people like reading about the places I have visited and the aircraft I have seen. It is one of my passions I am happy to share


  2. Deano, I’d like to use one of your cockpit photos of the AH-64 Apache in our upcoming book, Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, 3rd Edition. Can I get permission to use one, we would add a tagline giving you credit for taking the photo…need to know immediately if you can! Thanks!


  3. Hi Deano,

    I’d like to touch base with you via email. I work for Air New Zealand as Senior Archivist. I have particular interest in the original B-1 Biplane plane you found in Seattle, the materials it was made of, and any contacts you might have in relation to it. Please email me when you receive this. andrea.hemmins@airnz.co.nz

    Many thanks



    1. Your welcome. I have visited Lake Boga a couple of times and most recently to see the newish hangar. I have been meaning to write a post about it myself. Good read and an interesting part of history.


      1. My goodness! Another hidden gem. I will certainly check it out if I am that way. Nhill is in the Wimmera isn’t it? I had an ancestor who farmed there in . . . 1870??? Something like that. He had 250 acres I think. Hardly a going concern today! I think he moved to Bogan Gate near Parkes.


      2. Thanks Deano. Looks like a lot of good info there. I’ve emailed the link to myself to remind me to have a good read of it in a few days. Am working on proof reading my book at the moment, so running on a deadline . . .


  4. Hi.
    The history of the first RAAF unit in Vietnam,, “Suggy’s Men” has just been completed so the few errors in your admirable could easily be corrected.
    If you would like to contact me at dnrpollock@bigpond.com or 0407 093 054 we enhance your document on the period in question.
    Regards Don Pollock

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  5. Hi Deano,
    Great website.
    Dave Rogers is correct. The Mk 31 Lincoln was one of two written off when a hangar collapsed during Cyclone Agnes in early March 1956 when I was at 10 Sqn on my first posting. I have a few pics of a RAAF pilot flying RF4Cs in Vietnam if that is of interest.
    Al Reed

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  6. trying to find video of 10 SQN RAAF Sunderland arriving at Rose Bay in Sydney after flying to Australia from UK Service. My father was a FLT Engineer on board one of them and he mentioned video and “the Argus” covered this – any info on this one??


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