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Date: 10-15 March 2009
Static: M81-07 A109 Malaysian Army 273 AS532UL 126sq 281 AS332M 126sq 9105, 9107 PC-21 130sq 86-0099/EL B-1B 37th BS "28 OG" 86-0121 B-1B 37th BS 87-0028 C-5B 60th AMW 05-5152/HH C-17A 535th AS HI ANG 58-0063 KC-135R 465th ARS 83-0023/ZZ F-15C 67th FS 90-0822/WW F-16CJ 14th FS 90-0834/WW F-16CJ 14th FS 92-3894/WW F-16CJ 14th FS 166675/NJ-134 F/A-18F VFA-22 166790/NJ-135 F/A-18F VFA-22 A4-234 DHC-4A 38sq A8-125 F-111C 6sq A9-664 AP-3C 11sq A17-010 Bell 206B-1 nn A21-13 F/A-18A 3sq # A23-032 PC-9/A FACDU A23-046, A23-51 PC-9/A CFS/Roulettes A23-059 PC-9/A CFS/Roulettes A25-212 UH-60A SoAA A27-27 Hawk MK127LIF 76 sq A32-339 Beech 350 32sq A97-442, A97-464 C-130J-30 37sq N24-001 S-70B-2 816sq N361BJ (A30-004) B737-7ES Boeing The American B-1B, C-17A, F-16C and F/A-18F all flew their demos from the static. The B-1B 86-0121/EL was the star of the news when it diverted into Tullamarine with landing gear problems. # = 90 years 3 sq markings Flightline: A8-126, A8-134 F-111C 6sq A21-4, A21-7, A21-9 F/A-18A 77sq A21-12, A21-22 F/A-18A 75sq A21-28 F/A-18A 2nd OCU N22-001, N22-023 AS350B 723sq Flying only: A4-152, A4-299 DHC-4A 38sq A17-028 +1 Bell 206B-1 SoAA A25-107, A25-205 S-70A-9 nn A25-207, A25-225 S-70A-9 nn A97-008 C-130H 37sq These flew each day from Piont Cook, and only three of the four Black Hawks flew every day. Visitors March 10th: 01-0065 C-37A 65th AS A17-020 Bell 206B-1 nn A37-002 CL-604 34sq Elsewhere: A84-232 Canberra Mk20 preserved Although the report was incomplete the best was made of it, the units of most Australian aircraft were retrieved from our database. Overall a very nice airshow with some great opportunities, like one of the last times to see Australian Caribous and F-111s. A nice treat were the Singapore and Malaysian helicopters.