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Old 02-15-2003, 01:48   #1 (permalink)
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Australian International Airshow 2003

I've been to the Australian International Airshow 2003 on both Friday & today and I still can't get the smerk off my face.

If you're into fast *anything*, you're gonna have an absolute ball.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the last day and it runs from 10am-4pm.

Keep an eye out for the F-111 fuel dump, the F-15 Eagle and the F-18 Super Hornet. You just won't believe how loud and fast these bad boys are :)

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Old 02-15-2003, 02:04   #2 (permalink)
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I missed it, but my workmates said they got a B1 Bomber to do a fly-bye at work it cruised along the runway and then put it into a step climb with the old afterburners going. They said the noise made your insides shake!!!
I had a bad experience at the last airshow so decided not to go this time around! (Self inflicted injury, off work with severe sunburn)
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LOL. Sorry for laughing motomk - nothing some suncream won't fix next time.

You should really do yourself a favour & go - it's undoubtedly the best $35 I have ever spent.

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Smile

I have an airshow every day! Ok maybe not the fast stuff but still exciting especially watching a "heavy" depart with 13.5 hours of fuel on board!

It wasn't sunny, that is the scary bit!!! I still got burnt!!:sad:
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I was all organised to go to the trade day on Thurs with a better than even chance of scamming into the Bombardier Chalet but a bastard courier who was supposed to deliver some stuff at 9-10am didn't turn up until nearly 1pm hence wrecking my schedule.

I didn't think it was worth it to brave the hordes on the public days - seen most of the stuff fly before, just the F15, F16 and F18 I wanted to see. And try and get a ride on the Dash8-400.
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BRENDAN:
Are you guys gonna get some new Dash 8s down there? Seems SYD and BNE outfits are getting all the good 'uns..... I heard the Q400 is a super nice machine inside.

As for me, trying to keep up with the new 747s let alone attending an airshow!!!!
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BRENDAN:
Are you guys gonna get some new Dash 8s down there? Seems SYD and BNE outfits are getting all the good 'uns..... I heard the Q400 is a super nice machine inside.
They want to flog the old buckets we have down here, looks like we will be getting a -200 down here for a bit of reliability and sending a shitbox to SYD.

Q400 is really nice inside, unfortunately the Tech Reps spent the whole showing trying to fix the damn thing as they have plenty of teething problems.

I dare say we will get some Q400s if Bombardier can get down to QF's favourite price - free, otherwise no show.
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