Our friend Paul from Project 64 liked the A350 XWB shots so much, he decided to create some wallpapers for our phones & tablets.
We thought you might like them too, so here’s the first one showing a rather unique view of one of MSN5’s Trent XWB engines. You can click on the links below to get to the full sized versions ready for you to download for your phone/tablet:
It’s been months in the making but we’ve finally completed production of the Tyabb Air Show 2014 DVD and it’s available for purchase for AUD$25 (plus postage & handling) through the Peninsula Aero Club. You can call them on +61 3 5977 4406 or email them at email@example.com to place your order.
Featuring stunning in-cockpit video from a number of aircraft (including the F/A-18) along with beautiful slow-motion footage & pilot commentaries, the Tyabb Air Show 2014 DVD does more than just recreate the crowdâ€™s view of the airshow. The main air show feature shows:
Planning & Preparation
Show Opening (with Southern Knights & Paul Bennet)
Tiger Moths & Pups
RAN Taipan Pairs display team
RAAF trainer formation
Wirraway & Boomerang
Chris Sperou’s aerobatic routine
Vietnam battle re-enactment
Sky Aces formation aerobatics
Pitts Special vs Mercedes AMG race
F/A-18 Hornet handling display
Hornet & Mustang heritage formation
Missing man formation & show close
In addition to the air show main feature, the DVD also includes the following extras:
Chris Sperou narrates his aerobatic display
Paul Bennet takes you through his solo aerobatic display
WGCDR Tim Alsop tells you how the F/A-18 handling display is flown
Tyabb in Slow Motion
The DVD is getting great reviews from early purchasers and at this price, it’s a no-brainer to buy a copy :)
Update: September 1st, 2014:
The DVD has been spotted in the wild with these photos showing it on the shelves at Skylines Aviation Supply shop at Moorabbin Airport. Woo hoo! :)
Alex Fisher is a 17 year old who is currently flying solo around Australia to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and become the youngest person to circumnavigate Australia solo by aircraft in the process.
When we caught up with Alex, he was over-nighting in Weipa after the 3rd day of his two week journey. We spoke briefly about what inspired him to do the project, how long heâ€™s been flying, the help heâ€™s received and his sponsors.
Australia has recently confirmed that it will purchase a total of 72 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for use in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) but how will these high-tech new aircraft be integrated with our current operations? Will someone just click their fingers and voila?
Naturally, there’s lots of items to consider ranging from staffing & training through to tarmac upgrades and there’s something about ALIS…
We’re joined by Andrew McLaughlin from COMINT to discuss the F-35 aircraft, the program and its potential operations within the RAAF. We also feature a number of interviews with Lockheed Martin staff and AVM Kym “Koz” Osley gives us an in-depth coverage of the huge project that will bring the F-35 to full operational status within the RAAF.
With the Tyabb Airshow 2014 only just around the corner, you might want to know that the airshow DVD is being marketed for pre-purchase. You can beat the rush & reserve your copy so you get it as soon as they’re produced.
For only AUS$25 (plus postage & handling) you can reserve your copy. Just call the folks at the Peninsula Aero Club or email them and they’ll process your order.
As part of the RAAF’s promotional events in the lead up to the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show being held at Point Cook on March 1st & 2nd, we were invited to join them for a C130J media flight. As Steve was still recovering from his knee surgery and Grant was out of town, we sent Steven Pam & ATC Ben along to get video & stills plus record some interviews.
On Friday 7th of February, Steven & Ben were at Point Cook to record the arrival of two C130Js, capture the official announcements and then ride on the trailing aircraft as the two C130s flew around Melbourne’s CBD and the bay. After the flight they were able to record a couple of interviews with aircrew.
We would like to extend our thanks to the RAAF for inviting us on the flight and giving us the opportunity to capture more great content for our audience. We’re very much looking forward to the air show which promises to be a major event and a great showcase of the RAAF’s aircraft from the past 100 years.
Unfortunately Steve’s surgery & post-op recovery have left him rather worse for wear and unable to record let alone edit. Meanwhile, Grant’s even busier than normal with work and preparing for his pending wedding, so he’s got almost no time to record or edit.
All of which has added up to a complete failure to produce a single real episode of the PCDU Show. As an apology and to help explain why this is so, we’ve produced a little explanation story that you can listen to here.
Fear not thought folk, we have lots of great content ready for editing and over February & March we’ll be working hard to get some episodes out (& record more content, of course :) )
Jetstar’s shiny new 787-8 arrived in Melbourne on October 9th and we were there to greet it. From being beside the runway to video the arrival, near the fire trucks for the water cannon salute and in the hangar for the celebrations, Team PCDU captured lots of content from the event.
We’ll be including the interviews we recorded in our next episode (in final production at the moment) and loading photos on our Flickr stream & videos on our YouTube channel (as soon as Grant gets them loaded :) ).
Our thanks to Jetstar Australia for inviting us to attend and helping coordinate our access to staff for interviews.
Itâ€™s time for Australians to vote for their favourite (or least disliked :) ) politicians and, once again, weâ€™ve gone into bat for our audience to present information about the transportation policies of the main parties.
Unfortunately, our cunning plan to wait for the parties to have revealed their policies has not been as successful as weâ€™d like as a) some parties are still holding their cards close to their chest and b) all the candidates are running around frantically to shore up support & win voters to their side.
Oh well, on with the show as we review a written response from Anthony Albanese, chat with Lee Rhiannon and review the Coaliition’s aviation policy document in Episode 112: Federal Election 2013 :)
Team PCDU will be driving our gear over 800km to attend AusFly 2013 in Narromine, NSW over September 12th to 15th. Once again we’ll be running AusFly Radio over the PA system and, all going well, streaming it to the ‘net & out to a low-powered FM transmitter. We’ll also be providing commentary for the air displays and meeting up with exhibitors to discuss their operations, products & histories.
Sounds like a fun but busy time for sure!
We’re working closely with the organisers to arrange where we’ll be based this year (a little closer to the action, this time :) ) and AusFly 2013 is shaping up to be a great event with lots of enhancements based on feedback & experience from last year.
Will you be there? Let us know and we’ll try to catch up in Narromine :)