RAAF No.6 SQN F-111C A8-113, piloted by SqnLdr Craig Whiting and navigated by FltLt Susan Youngman, condenses the cold air over Wanaka on Friday 14th April 2006.
Two more F-111's were at Harewood during the weekend: A8-142 which had a hydraulic leak and had to make an emergency landing. A8-147 arrived at Harewood on 16th April.
Photograph: Copyright P.Finlay. Awarded "Special Merit" by judge Pieta Ward at Northside Creative Photography "open" EDP chapter 3.5.06.
F-111A / F-111C S / N 158. 67-0113. USAF Del 14/08/69; 'NC' 430 TFS/474 TFW 'NA' 430 TFS/474 TFW (Vietnam Ops), Dep Nellis 29/09/72, Arr Takhli 04/10/72; 'HG' 428 TFS/347 TFW Tfd 30/07/73 (flew last combat sortie 15/08/73); 'NA' 474 TFW (10/75); 'MO' 366 TFW Tfd 07/77 (09/77). Cr 600 Ft short of runway, Mountain Home AFB (repaired over two years), 390 TFS/366 TFW (12/80); RAAF Attrition replacement (noted undergoing modification to RAAF standards, McClellan AFB 1981); Del to RAAF 06/82
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