A Snipers Tiger seen during a short refueling stop at Williams. The F-5E, is normally carrying the LS tailcode of VMFT-401 (based at MCAS Yuma, AZ) but it lacks it this time. The F-5N was once used by the Swiss Air Force as serial J-3051.
Part of a small collection of aircraft at the Shell garage on the Princes Highway near the RAAF base at Laverton. A68-105 was purchased by Dick Hourigan in October 1964 and over the next 25 years was displayed at several museums. In 1990 work started on making the aircraft airworthy and it flew in 1996 as VH-JUC. -JUC was its military callsign in the 1950s when the RAAF used the VM- prefix. The RAAF dropped civil style callsigns in the 1960s and the -J** block of registrations was released for civil use in the 1970s.
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Air Force Tucano buzzing over my head during the Iran air show. The aircraft - normally based at Shiraz/Shahid Dastghaib Intl and assigned to the sole IRGCAF Training sq - flew a fine display over the tiny Arabian Sea/ Persian Gulf island.
A97-205 seen here before the installation of underwing tanks outboard of the engines. It had been delivered via the Pacific just before Christmas 1958 in company with three others. Photo from Ron Pioch.