F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

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F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby woodziee » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:42 pm

Went out to Amberley today to get some shots of 138. Took my Father out to see it and walking around with him you could see all his memories coming back from working on the F-111's back in the 70's and 80's. The finish on this aircraft is perfect, well done to the team that got her ready for display. I had to include my selfie with the Pig, and I know Tom Cruise in Top Gun I am not.
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby woodziee » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:45 pm

And some more.
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby RAAFBrat » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:47 pm

That looks great, a very nice job.
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby woodziee » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:48 pm

Last ones.
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby GeneralJG » Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:43 pm

Great pics! Great plane!

Can you get to it or are they going to fence it in?

Reason I ask is on our recent visit to the SA Aviation Museum they have their F-111 behind a little barricade thing so you can't get close enough to touch it which I thought was odd since everything seems to be sealed up anyway.

Does anyone know if the gate guard at Edinburgh is accessible?

When I say touch it I just mean for pics & stuff. Not anything bad or otherwise weird. :roll:
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby woodziee » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:00 pm

It's located before the Main Gate at Amberley which makes it accessible to everyone which I think is great, I had a great time walking around and crawling around under it getting a good look at everything. There was no one else around so I was like a kid at a candy store.
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby GeneralJG » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:14 pm

Exactly! That's what I wanted to do Matt! It would be great to have someone there to explain things like you had!
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby bell209 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:10 pm

Great to see they opted for the SE Asia paint scheme, too. Also noticed they've put the 1SQN logo on one side of the fin and 6SQN on the other - a nice nor to both operators. Edinburgh has A8-132 in the ARDU scheme which is also a nice tribute to the many years it served there.
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby woodziee » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:08 pm

On my way home tonight I thought I'd swing by and see what she looks like under lights..... It's worth a look at night. A Magnificent aircraft.
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Re: F-111C A8-138 Gate Guard.

Postby RAAFBrat » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:16 pm

Very nice. Love it :).
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