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15th May 2003
- 37th Anniversay of the first F-111 flight 21 December 1964, crewed by GD Test Pilots Dick
Johnson and Val Prahl.
December 2000 -- 30 year Anniversary of the first
FB-111A (68-0265) to arrive at Pease AFB, NH.
Crew: Col. Winston E. Moore (509th BMW commander) and
Maj. Billy R. Seals. Crew Chief was Sgt. Joe Debelis.
USAF FB-111A 68-0265 is now RAAF F-111G A8-265
- Vehicle Licence Plate " MYF-111
" for sale.
Northern Territory (AU) personalised fully transferable number plate. Phone
Peter on +61 (0)417 006 393.
Asking $800 AUD (~$440 USD). (image to come)
- FB-111 Community looses one of its own...
Bob Voelker passed away on December 19th after a long illness. He
was one of the original "Carswell Clique" and a fine gentleman. Bob grew
up in Belleville, Ill., and achieved his boyhood dream when he received his commission and
a pilot rating through the Air Force cadet pilot training program. He was selected
as part of the initial cadre for the FB-111 training at Carswell Air Force Base.
After proudly serving for 29 years, he retired as a colonel and a highly respected
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at NAS Joint Reserve
Base Chapel. --via George Key
|First Female F-111 Aircrew: "The Queensland Times" reported on 19Feb00 that
two women have flown into Australian history books by being the first female navigators
(WSOs) on F-111 aircraft. The two women, aged 21 and 23, recently completed the six
month F-111 Operational Conversion Course along with four men. (photo
Michael Holman, QT article Gemma Westacott)
- IN MEMORIAM - SHORTY and NIGE.
Photos of jungle
- Brisbane Riverfire Dump and Burn
Once again, a terrific show!
Photos or mpegs wanted for this website.
- Boeing Preferred Tenderer for F-111 Contract
The Minister for Defence, John Moore, announced that Boeing Australia has been selected as
the preferred tenderer for a major part of the long term support of Australia's F-111
aircraft. press release here
- Aussie F-111 'Harpoons' USN Destroyer!
As part of the combined maritime exercise 'RIMPAC', a
RAAF F-111C fired a live harpoon missile at the decomissioned destroyer
USN Buchanan. Further RAAF F-111s returned and sank the ship with
LGBs. (images Department of Defence, info 'Courier
RAN site here.
Opportunities - Expressions of Interest wanted for
numerous trades at RAAF AMBERLEY.
Bob Styger has some authentic 27th FW
scarfs for sale. See the memorabilia page.
FB-111A.NET, the 'Switchblade' website is seeking info about the 'Seacoast Cruncher',
a FB-111 of the 509th BMW, Pease AFB NH. This aircraft participated in the 1981 SAC
Bomb/Nav Competition. The artwork depicted a cartoon like lobster.
More aussie F-111 Patches.
Aussie Decals releases new
decal sheets for RAAF F-111.
New images from Jason O'Toole from the Avalon Airshow 99.
Air Force F-111E 68-027 is now at Midland International Airport. It
requires front gear doors and a repair to the radome. Can anyone help??
Photo or slide of
F-111C A8-136 wanted (for loan). Please email photo@F-111.net.
Curt Lenz has some USAF original scarfs for
sale. Have a look at the memorabilia page for details.
SCALEDOWN has produced new modification kits to detail 1/48 scale F-111s. See the products
on the models page.
Many close up photos of a
F-111C for the scale modellers.
carries Raptor Pod" republished from Air Force Today.
Technical Training Section page about pre-production F-111A
and F-111 Displays
Images from a recent exercise.
Controlled Flying Models. & Large USAF Display Models
The F-111 Graveyard.
On at Green Flag' - Aussie Pigs
at Nellis. Article republished from Air Force Today.
POWER INTERNATIONAL, a 72 page glossy colour aviation magazine features 25 pages about the F-111 in
it's previous edition (Vol.3 No.4). Many new in-flight photographs. Magazine
is $4.95 USD (plus postage) and they do post to the US!! See more details here.
- Addition of another 60 patches (on 10 pages) courtesy of Ad de Graaff, Patrick
Pope and Annie Wate.
Coyne has given permission to F-111.net to host his incredibly detailed F-111 Crew Module Escape and Survival Systems page. Kevin runs a
web site detailing many other ejection systems and related stories. Kevin's site is at http://www.bestweb.net/~kcoyne/
Crain (Pat.Crain@F-111.net) has made some
FB-111A commemorative knives made. Have a look at the Memorabilia
- SAVE THE F-111B!!
Latest word from Steve Weiss on F-111B
152714 is the guys left at McClellan are having a rough time convincing the
base brass the thing is worth saving. It's in poor condition, but because of it's
uniqueness should probably be saved for future restoration. With the base closing in just
about 1 1/2 years, it may go to the scrap heap soon. The Pima Air Museum at Tucson
AZ is reportedly still interested if it can be provided to them for next to no price.
which crashed on 12 February 1969 killing Capt Robert Jobe
and Capt William Fuchlow (IP) has recently been rediscovered
on a mountain side in Nevada. 29 years after the loss
of the aircraft and crew on a training mission, Mark Howes
and some dirt biking friends rediscovered the crash site
on Mt Pequop. For some reason or other, the USAF had
not followed its normal practise in clearing the crash site.
66-042 still lies on the green and peaceful mountain top
that claimed it so many years before. (13Sep98).
Image courtesy of Mark
Read some newspaper
have an enormous range of F-111 drawings and unit patches available for shirts, caps,
business cards etc. Have a look at on-target.htm for examples!! Note the change of email address to email@example.com
to the last
December 1964 -
19 June 1998
- Avionics Technicians /
Mechanical Technicians. An Australian recruiting company, 'MANPOWER', is looking
for qualified technicians on behalf of Boeing, to work on RAAF F-111s at RAAF Base
Amberley. You can contact Mark
Stedfut at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. (source
- advertisement in RAAF NEWS newspaper.)
- Addition of dozens more patches
courtesy of Ad De Graaff, a devoted aviation enthusiast and memorabilia
collector. You will find his patches from the "variations' links from many of
the existing patches. A partial display of
his collection is here.
- RAAF 82 Wing Intel / Recce / Photo has
a new patch.
|Patch collectors, you can contact
purchase one if you like. ($5 USD plus $2 postage).
- Addition of close up
photos of the F-111C and F-111G for the scale
modellers out there.
- New image from 82WG photographic - EX PITCH
(95WG is the 'bad guy' wing created for RAAF exercises)
CRAIG 'QUIZMO' BROWN email@example.com, an ex F-111
pilot and patch enthusiast has many patches (including the many he made) for sale.
Visit his new web site at www.quizmos.com (7Sep98)
Artwork for sale...David Cole firstname.lastname@example.org has two prints
by Bert Peacock for sale. Both prints were made in 1987, and are signed and numbered. Both
have been professionally framed and treated against fading, yellowing, or moisture. David
is open to offers. See the prints at the new Artwork for Sale page.
has provided images and information revealing the fate of F-111A
65-5702, now residing at
FAA Atlantic City. (19July98)
have an enormous range of F-111 drawings and unit patches available for shirts, caps,
business cards etc. Have a look at on-target.htm for examples!! Note the change of email address to email@example.com (16July98)
Coming in the same
month as the USAF ends its 33 years of F-111 operations, and the RAAF celebrates 25 years
of the F-111C in Australia, Don Logan has published a superb hardbound colour reference
book. This is a 'must have' book for ex-maintainers and flightcrew, scale
modellers and enthusiasts alike. All F-111 aircraft are detailed, with colour photos of
all but a handful.
You can purchase an autographed copy of Don's 'F-111 Aardvark' directly from him.
(See here for details.) (1July98)
Philippe Colin has moved his
FB-111A Switchblade site to http://members.tripod.com/~pcolin.
the FB-111A covers the
departure of the last SAC FB-111As from Plattsburgh AFB;
FB-111A Names and Nose Arts, lists all the aircraft nicknames, as well as
examples of nose art;
and further FB-111A
Want to buy you very
own F-111? No, I'm being serious here!
All you need is $USD 80,000 and a truck. Bob Schneider of RRS Aviation has an early F-111
(B1??) with an unusual history for sale from his hanger at Hawkins TX (90 miles east of
Dallas on I-20 & 260 miles north of Houston).
"The airframe is about as complete externally an aircraft
that you can find including the afterburners,cannon door installation in the weapons bay,
operating bay doors, movable flaps and slats, and a lot of neat stuff to go with
it.......I just need the space for my other projects that I am doing for some
Bob Schneider can be contacted by:
email firstname.lastname@example.org , fax +1
903 769-5631, voice +1 903 769-2904 and homepage http://rrs.qpg.com .(25June98)
Added images to the F-111E Tail
Numbers page of two aircraft
preserved in the U.K.(26May98)
MSgt Dave Nolan and his
colleagues have many official F-111 photographs available at http://www.af.mil/photos
Just search at the site for F-111 (26May98)
RAAF 25 years of
F-111 operations at Amberley celebrations were held on 31 May and 1 June 1998.
Activities included a F-111G Low Level Aerobatics and Handling Display on both days, and a
'Freedom of the City March' in Ipswich on 1 June. A four ship flypast of the parade and
many population centres of southern Queensland and northern NSW was also conducted. The
callsign used for the flypast was 'Aussie 125 Flight', the same callsign used for the
first formation of F-111C to arrive on Australian soil 25 years earlier.
ALSO why not look at the F-111 Down-Under article.(26May98)
'Pigs Can Fly'
ready for release...
MacMillan Films in association with Thistle Pictures has completed filming and production of an hour long documentary
about the Australian F-111 which aired on the Australian Channel Seven
network on Saturday 6 June. The film, titled 'Pigs Can Fly', is dedicated to the seven RAAF and one USAF aircrew who have died in RAAF
F-111 aircraft over the last 25 years. A great deal of air to air and ground to air
footage has been taken for the production which was technically assisted by the staff of
82 Wing Photographic Services. More details here. (6June98)
Fazackerly (not sure about the spelling). Bob Wyatt email@example.com , who flew with you in 1969, is
trying to get in hold of you. Can anyone help?? (2Apr98)
If you flew the EF-111, Mike
'Spot' Stavros is trying to reach YOU.
Mike 'Spot' Stavros, MStavros@together.net (19Mar98)
about the re-engining of the F-111C. (21Mar98)
wanted to design an ejection module system?
Have a look at Kevin Coyne's extraordinarily detailed
brief on the F-111
F-111 models for Microsoft Flight Sim 5.
RAAF to purchase Lockheed
Martin / Rafael AGM-142 Raptor/Popeye/Have Nap (14Mar97)
of various aircraft tail numbers are wanted by Patrick Martin. Can
you help him? (12Mar97)
dedicated to all those who lost their lives in the F-111. (9Mar97)
Images courtesy of Sasha
The RAAF celebrated
the 25th Anniversary of the arrival of the F-111C to Australia
on 1 June 1998.
photo courtesy of Lenn Bayliss
RAAF F-111G enroute
for Close Air Support mission with US Marines during
EX TANDEM THRUST 97
MSgt Dave Nolan and his colleagues have many official F-111
photographs available at http://www.af.mil/photos
Just search at the site for F-111
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