This retired Royal Australian Air Force F-111C A8-113 has been relocated from RAAF Amberley. Previously, the aircraft could have flown to Darwin in one hour, but instead completed the journey as a six day road trip – stopping overnight in Roma, Longreach, Mount Isa, Three Ways, and RAAF Base Tindal at Katherine before arrival in Darwin on Sunday June 16, 2013.
The F-111 fleet was retired by the Royal Australian Air Force during December 2010 after 37 years of service. This aircraft took part in the last bombing raid in Vietnam while it was in United States Air Force livery.
Photos by members of Aviation Historical Society Peter Zeroni, Ken Hodges, Craig Bellamy and Ken Lai. Also Owen Veal.(Staff member of Australian Aviation Heritage Centre.)
For more details of this F-111, see our F-111 page.