USA   F-111 Aardvark OZ Photo Competition

Calling all F-111 photographers!!!

Winners: Ellis Sharadin, Jim Rotramel,
Glenn Alderton and Tim Floyd. has completed running its inaugural F-111 Photo Competition. 

Entry is open to anyone with an original F-111 image.   Entry of more than one image is permitted.
Entry is via email (JPEGs no larger than 250 KB) to no later than 2359hrs UTC 30 Sep 2002. After that time, the images will be judged by the webmaster and assistant webmasters. The judges decisions are final.

The best three entrants were each awarded a

  • Website CD-ROM, and a
  • gold-plated F-111 tie pin.

Condition of entry was that permission is granted for to display the image on the website.


Andrew Eddie F-111C taxy
Andrew Eddie A8-142 burners on!Andrew Eddie A8-109 taking off
Andrew Eddie has recently supplied these excellent shots of RAAF F-111C aircraft preparing to deploy from Amberley to Nellis AFB for Red Flag. (Aug 2002)

Ben Johnson
Image by Ben Johnson

Ellis W. Sharadin, LtCol, USAF (Retired) writes...

I took the attached picture of my flight lead while redeploying from Incirlik AB, Turkey to Heyford sometime around summer 1984.  The sun began to set as we were crossing the French Alps and with the layers of cloud around us, it created a pretty dramatic effect, don't you think?

The original pic was taken with a compact 35mm camera on Ektachrome slide film, then made into a print with the Cibachrome process. I only made 3 prints to share with squadron mates and have misplaced the original slide sometime during my many Air Force moves, so this picture was scanned in from a print.

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Lenn Bayliss: RF-111C A8-143 taxys for first operational F-111 sortie over East Timor.

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Lenn Bayliss: RF-111C A8-143 taxys for first operational F-111 sortie over East Timor.

Glenn Alderton - RAAF F-111 Flypast.
** Note many more of Glenns images here! **

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Matthew Weston - F-111 Dump and Burn at Nowra Airshow.

Jim Rotramel: Coldfire Sunset.

Jim Rotramel: Low Level In Turkey.

The photo was taken from the lookout on Mt Ainslie, Canberra. The flypast was for the Australian War Memorial open day in 1999. There is a series of shots leading up to this one, but this is best of the group.
It was taken with a Pentax Z-70, Sigma 70-210mm lens, 400 speed film, not sure exactly what camera settings were used for this frame as I was making adjustments as the aircraft went over, I think it was 1/90s shutter speed though.

Tim Floyd


Here is a Picture of 6048 from Saudi in Dec 1997 during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

Richard Horner

RAAF F-111C at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska 1997 by Darren Taylor.

F-111E 68-007 from the 428th FS/27th FW, Cannon AFB NM at the 1995 Hanscom
AFB MA Open House/Air Show.  At this point I had progressed to a 35mm SLR
camera.  I was in the right place at the right time when I took this photo! 
(c) Curtis J. Lenz 1995.

Curt Lenz FB-111A 69-6508 "Strange Cargo" 1987 Pease AFB, NH.


Pete Grimmitt F-111E Upper Heyford, UK 1992.

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Pete Grimmitt EF-111A Upper Heyford, UK 1992.

Pete Grimmitt F-111E Upper Heyford, UK 1992.


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