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From the archive: Australia’s first F-22 pilot

This interview from the Australian Aviation archive with RAAF SQNLDR Matt Harper, Australia's first F-22 Raptor pilot, is from the May 2011 magazine.

Equal to the task: 38 Squadron calls time

In a bittersweet moment, the end of an era is upon the Royal Australian Air Force 38 Squadron after 75 years of continuous operational service.

Pay’s Group – trying different things

From cropdusting fields with an old Tiger Moth to conducting life-saving aerial firefighting, it’s fair to say the Pay’s Group has just about done it all in 60 years. Based out of Scone in regional New South Wales, the group is a busy operation these days, split into the four main arms of Pay’s Air

Timberline’s Black Hawk firebomber making a splash

As fires rage across regional New South Wales this summer, an ex-US Army Black Hawk has proven to be a critical firefighting asset. Thanks to a partnership struck between Scone-based aviation firm Pay’s Helicopters and Idaho-based Timberline Helicopters, a refurbished UH-60A Black Hawk, N5630J, has been busy helping emergency services contain fires across the state.


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