South Australian Aviation Museum – Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day 2017 – Part III

Continuing on from my visit to the South Australian Aviation Museum (SAAM) Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day on Sunday April 9th, 2017, lets take a look at the RAAF General Dynamics RF-111C (A8-134) strike/reconnaissance aircraft that dominates their main display hangar. I also took an informative cockpit tour of the RF-111C which was a real highlight of… Read More South Australian Aviation Museum – Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day 2017 – Part III

RAAF Museum Point Cook: Strike/Recce Hangar

RAAF Museum Strike/Recce Hangar at Point Cook, Victoria. The GAF (English Electric) Canberra Mk.20, McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II and General Dynamics F-111G Aardvark (a name that was never really used in the RAAF as they were affectionately known as “Pig“) make for an impressive display of former RAAF aircraft (photos taken during my February… Read More RAAF Museum Point Cook: Strike/Recce Hangar

RAAF General Dynamics F-111 the Flying “Pig”

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE The General Dynamics F-111 never had an official name other than F-111 but was known as the “Aardvark” in US service (all aircraft were retired by 1998 including the EF-111 “Raven” an electronic warfare version), it was called “Pig” in Australia but this had nothing to do with how it performed, it was a term of… Read More RAAF General Dynamics F-111 the Flying “Pig”