Forward Air Controllers

Forward Air Controllers

SPECIAL TOPICS Forward Air Controllers Thirty six RAAF pilots flew as FACs – Forward Air Controllers – in South Vietnam. They were selected from fighter pilots with at least two tours and served with the USAF for terms varying from six months to a year. As...
F-4E Phantom

F-4E Phantom

SPECIAL TOPICS F-4E Phantom The McDonnell Douglas PHANTOM II was the fighter aircraft of the 1960s and 1970s. Designed as a fighter aircraft for the US Navy, it was used in many roles: fighter, interceptor, fighter-bomber, reconnaissance, tanker, drone, defence...
2 SQN Canberras In Vietnam

2 SQN Canberras In Vietnam

SPECIAL TOPICS 2 SQN Canberras In Vietnam No 2 Squadron deployed from Butterworth, Malaysia to Phan Rang air base, 35 kilometres south of Cam Ranh Bay, a large USAF base in the far east of South Vietnam, on 19 April 1967. 2 SQN ‘Magpies’ were part of the...
9SQN Operations At Long Tan

9SQN Operations At Long Tan

SPECIAL TOPICS 9SQN Operations At Long Tan Although a severe tropical storm was developing during the day of 18 August 1966, 9 Squadron started the day with normal squadron activities; two Iroquois moved from VungTau to Nui Dat, Australian Army Base on standby duties...
Military Pilot Peter Stuart Isaacson

Military Pilot Peter Stuart Isaacson

HISTORIC EVENTS Military Pilot Peter Stuart Isaacson Dates Military Pilot Peter Stuart Isaacson By Melissa Cunningham Tributes are flowing for Australian publisher and much-decorated military pilot Peter Stuart Isaacson who died on Friday. Mr Isaacson started out as a...