It’s Pitch Black 2008. It’s RTAF Show Time In Australia. [2]

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All photo from. http://www.defence.gov.au/pitchblack08/index.htm

Exercise Pitch Black 2008 PITCH BLACK 2008 PARTICIPANTS AND AIRCRAFT TYPES

FRANCE
E3F x 1

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
F/A18 x 24
F-111 x 6
BOEING 707 (Refueller) x 1
DHC-4 (Caribou) x 1
AP-3C (Orion) x 1

ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE
F-16 x 10

ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE
F/A18D (dual seaters) x 6
KC-130M x 1

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE
F-16D x 8
KC-135 x 1
E2C (Hawkeye) x 1
F-5 x 6

UNITED STATES
F/A18 x 12
KC-130J x 1

NATO
E3A x 1

CANADA
No aircraft contribution

GERMANY
No aircraft contribution

UNITED KINGDOM
No aircraft contribution

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(L-R) Building International relationships, Royal Thai Air Force’s, Wing Commander Visut, Royal Australian Air Force’s, Flying Officer Martin Alderette, Republic of Singapore Air Force members, Major Yeow Wei Pang and Lieutenant Chris Quek, German NATO’s, Captain Peter Verlande and Royal Malaysian Air Force’s Major ‘Hulk’ Mohdnasir Mohddin, share a feed of the NT’s Barramundi & Chips at Darwin’s Stokes Hill Wharf.

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(L-R) Building International relationships, at the rear, Royal Malaysian Air Force’s Major ‘Hulk’ Mohdnasir Mohddin, German NATO’s, Captain Peter Verlande, Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Major Yeow Wei Pang and Royal Thai Air Force’s, Wing Commander Visut pose for a photo with Royal Australian Air Force’s, Flying Officer Martin Alderette and Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Lieutenant Chris Quek, at Darwin’s Stokes Hill Wharf.

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(L-R) Building International relationships, Royal Australian Air Force’s, Flying Officer Martin Alderette, German NATO’s, Captain Peter Verlande, Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Major Yeow Wei Pang, Royal Malaysian Air Force’s Major Mohdnasir Mohddin, Royal Thai Air Force’s, Wing Commander Visut and Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Lieutenant Chris Quek, enjoy the beautiful sunset at Darwin’s Mindil Beach Markets.

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(L-R) Building International relationships, Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Major Yeow Wei Pang, Royal Thai Air Force’s, Wing Commander Visut, Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Lieutenant Chris Quek, Royal Malaysian Air Force’s Major ‘Hulk’ Mohdnasir Mohddin, German NATO’s, Captain Peter Verlande and Royal Australian Air Force’s, Flying Officer Martin Alderette enjoy a relaxing walk along the beach at the Darwin Sailing Club.

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Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Public Affairs Officer, Squadron Leader Nattachai Jen shows two young boys over an RTAF F-16 during the Exercise Pitch Black 08 Open Day.

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Chief Of Staff of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), Air Chief Marshal Itthaporn Subhawong, receives a salute from a Guard of Honour upon his arrival at RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise Pitch Black 2008.

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Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Mark Binskin, Air Commander Australia (ACAUST) (left), with Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) – Air Chief Marshal Itthaporn Subhawong (centre) and Group Captain Twidanes, RTAF – share lunch whilst visiting RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise Pitch Black 2008.

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A Royal Thai Air Force F-16 awaits clearance to taxi out into the sunset on a mission during Exercise Pitch Black 2008 at RAAF Base Darwin

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An Aircraft Maintainer with the Royal Thai Air Force takes a helmet from an F-16 Pilot after a familiarisation flight over the Exercise Pitch Black 08 air space.

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A Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Pilot checks the tail feathers of his jet after returning from a familiarisation flight over the Exercise Pitch Black 08 air space.

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A Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Pilot talks to his Aircraft Maintainer after returning from a familiarisation flight over the Exercise Pitch Black 08 air space.

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An Aircraft Maintainer with the Royal Thai Air Force performs tests on an F-16 during the lead up to Exercise Pitch Black 08 air space.

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A Royal Thai Air Force F-16 recieves word from the Control Tower to taxi onto the RAAF Base Darwin runway for a familiarisation flight over the Exercise Pitch Black 08 air space

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A Royal Thai Air Force Pilot prepares his F-16 for flight as a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules arrives at RAAF Base Darwin carrying supplies for Exercise Pitch Black 08.

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A Royal Thai Air Force F-16 takes off above the Control Tower at the RAAF Base Darwin airport for a familiarisation flight over the Exercise Pitch Black 08 air space.

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Flight Sergent 1 Adun Suksupapio, an Aircraft Maintainer with the Royal Thai Air Force checks over his air cart during the lead up to Exercise Pitch Black 08.

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Flight Sergent 1 Surasoe Konejaroen, from the Royal Thai Air Force, signs for some fuel while 382 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron Supplier, Leading Aircraftman Jason Stephen, watches on during Exercise Pitch Black 08.

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Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Pilots return from their F-16’s after a familiarisation flight over the Exercise Pitch Black 08 air space.

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One Response to It’s Pitch Black 2008. It’s RTAF Show Time In Australia. [2]

  1. hmm.. thank you very much. usefull information

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