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More: Australia - Queensland, October 23, 2005
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A8-131 (cn D1-07) Whoa!!! this F-111 flew in very low and very fast buzzing the rooftops and catching some of the the spectators off guard at Indy Fever 2005 Gold Coast Australia!
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A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue June 26, 2012:
"I'm sorry but you guys are just to loud!!" Haha.

A visitor from Australia posted Sun July 4, 2010:
Damn, great shooting mate it would take some good timing for that. brings back memories of these at RAAF richmond as a kid feeling the ground vibrate...they better preserve a few of these like they did with that raaf f-86

A visitor from - posted Mon May 31, 2010:
This is typical F-111 attitude I worked on them for 17 years and there isn't anything built today that can keep up with it low level

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri February 26, 2010:
Love this pic reminds me of my childhood school days near USAF/RAF Upper Heyford. The f111E's flew in pairs.
Lessons stopped every half hour or so for the low level flypast. Teachers soon learnt to wait for the second plane to go over before lessons restarted. Great days.

A visitor from Turkey posted Wed September 16, 2009:
Close your ears!
It must have been hard to catch this fast low flying plane in the frame

A visitor from Australia posted Wed August 26, 2009:
Aah the f-111 will miss it when its gone. seeing
the dump and burn unforgettable

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 18, 2009:
The Aussies used to fly these in to Clark for Cope Thunder back in the 80's. They've always had a special knack for announcing their arrival :)

A visitor from Australia posted Mon May 4, 2009:
The F-111 Aardvark was designed for low-level strike. This proofs it! What a superb action photo! Imagine the sound as it swept overhead at this height!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri November 7, 2008:
Great shot of a pig I bet there was a brown smell lingering about there for a good while. They are a truly awesome ac and don't think there is anything out there to readily replace them. Why does politics always get in the way of rational thinking?

A visitor from Australia posted Thu July 17, 2008:
Heh, I was there to see this happen as a matter of fact and I can tell you it was VERY low and yes it did indeed scare the bajeesus outta me and the others around!! We thought he'd taken off and everyone was going back about their business when he came straight over head at god knows what speed!! Truly a sight to behold.

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 20, 2008:
Hit the deck, everybody!!!!!

A visitor from - posted Thu January 3, 2008:
I worked on this plane when serving at Amberley, lovely machine, I flew them in the simulator, the best beast.
Yogi

A visitor from - posted Fri December 14, 2007:
A good way to get deaf!!!

A visitor from - posted Fri July 13, 2007:
Tower, this is Ghost rider requesting a flyby.
That's a negative Ghost rider, the pattern is full. Great pic!

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 10, 2007:
Look at that !!!!! Need I mention the asymmetrical wing load, too? I love the Tomcat, but this is absolutely awesome!!!!!! If my memory serves me right, the F-111 was the first supersonic fighter/attack jet with terrain following radar. For me that is the photo of the year. Mr. Marston didn't have a lot of time to take the shot but what a composition!!!!

A visitor from Australia posted Sun January 28, 2007:
Just great, wonder if the folk on the roof have their hearing back yet? Big Al

A visitor from Australia posted Sun October 22, 2006:
This pic captures this wonderful aircraft at its best. A Great photo of a great plane G-)

A visitor from Japan posted Sat October 14, 2006:
This photo is a great shot, the blurred people in the background add a great sense of speed and detail and it makes you want to climb inside the jet and enjoy the ride that the guy inside is getting.

A visitor from Singapore posted Wed September 13, 2006:
Cool Close up! Close Shave for some!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed September 6, 2006:
Whoa!!! is right, this is enough to scare the you
know what out of anybody.
an excellent shot.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri July 7, 2006:
Once the again the f-111 shows how awesome it is

A visitor from Canada posted Wed July 5, 2006:
Impressive sight of those fold-back wings in this low pass!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat May 27, 2006:
Now that must have scared them out of their pants when it flew over so low,awsome!

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Mon May 22, 2006:
It's so wonderful~~!

A visitor from Thailand posted Fri May 19, 2006:
Juss one word wooooooooooooooooooooow

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 12, 2006:
WOW just WOW
to quote a line in Blazing Saddles
"Hold your ears folks it's show time"
GREAT PHOTO

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Those are freiking loud tower flybys like in the movie "Top Gun."

A visitor from Poland posted Mon April 10, 2006:
Holy f...111. Judging of angle of its wings it hadn't flew too slow.

A visitor from Australia posted Thu April 6, 2006:
I hav seen alot of raaf elevens at air shows and many in books.i think this photo has great under fusalage detail and top feel for speed and surprise of its approach.

A visitor from Australia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
OMG As the F-111 is one of the world's loudest aircraft, you'd think that using it to sneak up on grand prix spectators at mach .9 at treetop height would be somewhat illegal!! Amazing shot! Hope the ear drums of those people on the building (and on the ground!) are not scattered in a million pieces all over the turf!!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 17, 2006:
This is textbook "Flat-Hatting"

Aiman Dictionary:
Flat-Hat: verb The act of knocking the hats of airshow spectators flat due to extreme close proximity to the ground.

A visitor from Australia posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Depth of field shows aircraft in focus - spectators on top of a building are probably a bit closer to the camera position, but still a nice framing job!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 13, 2006:
Had the sun been up that's what Gadaffi would have seen when he poked his head out of his tent during Eldorado Canyon in 1986. Good on ya, mate!

A visitor from Germany posted Mon March 13, 2006:
Just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
After the pilot landed, the airfield sued him for broken windows.

(J/K)

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Unbelievable shot! I cannot believe you got this plane stopped in perfect clarity!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri March 10, 2006:
Awesome photo!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri March 10, 2006:
Magnificent photo of an F-111 doing what they do best - low and fast - they didn't hear it coming because it was doing Mach .9 !!!
Boleropilot (F-111 watcher for 30+ years)

A visitor from Italy posted Thu March 9, 2006:
Never seen something like that!!!! Unbelievable... Thanks for this outstanding shot!!!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Thu March 9, 2006:
Next time, ask the RAAF if they'll instruct the crew to dump fuel for a really spectacular tower buzz photo!

A visitor from Puerto Rico posted Wed March 8, 2006:
It's so close that i think the jetblast could push you out of that roof

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 8, 2006:
Uhh...Is that legal? Wouldn't it kinda well... hurt your ears? Man I wish they did stuff like that in the U.S.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed March 8, 2006:
I'd pay good money to be on that roof top.
A fantastic picture. Well done. Tony (uk)

A visitor from Sweden posted Wed March 8, 2006:
Close...

A visitor from Finland posted Wed March 8, 2006:
Hold your ears! Stunning shot!

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 8, 2006:
Great capture. Glad it didn't catch you off guard! Thanks for sharing.

A visitor from Germany posted Wed March 8, 2006:
Jaw-dropping!

A visitor from Australia posted Wed March 8, 2006:
The PIG is what we call this monster of a plane in Australia, loved by all in this country and why wouldnt you, just look how low these PIGs come in, this is what you would see at any airshow or flyover in OZ if the F.111 was to preform, its a shame that this plane will not be flying in a few years, at one stage it was to fly untill 2025 but politics as allways ends the life of an aircraft way to early in its life, this aircraft can not be replaced by the F.35 but other people seem to think so!One of the best shots of an ozy PIG i ve seen on A.net well done mate bloody unreal.

A visitor from South Africa posted Wed March 8, 2006:
Everything!!!!!!!!! it the best!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed March 8, 2006:
Not very often you get a shot like this one

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Wed March 8, 2006:
That was close!

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 8, 2006:
Wow!! So much for St Maarten. The Gold Coast really has some low flying aircraft and they're armed too!

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Sweet!! I love how you got the rooftop and the plane so big in the shot.

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Those Aussie AF guys really liked to buzz the buildings at the Gold Coast Indy.. They really fly that low.

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Simply amazing! I wonder if that mic guy on the roof got the sound byte he was after?

A visitor from Denmark posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Heu..
looks a little bit scary - cause so low past.
awesome shot (=

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Super

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Cooll

A visitor from Hungary posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Beatyful bird

A visitor from Argentina posted Tue March 7, 2006:
OH....MY.....GOD....! That´s low my friend.Nice shot.RL787 from Buenos Aires.

A visitor from Mexico posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Heads down everybody!!! ;) T.B.

A visitor from Greece posted Tue March 7, 2006:
How are your ears after that?

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 7, 2006:
"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 7, 2006:
"WOW, you were very lucky to catch this shot if it really flew that fast" If his wings are swept back, its definitely not going slow. Great catch.

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 7, 2006:
A little loud, don't you think?

A visitor from Finland posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Just great! Excellent timing 10 stars to 5 absolutely

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 7, 2006:
At high speed that would likely make someone deaf but its still kick ass!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue March 7, 2006:
WOW, you were very lucky to catch this shot if it really flew that fast

A visitor from Malaysia posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Awesome. very low altitude dash and managed to get caught in film

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Whoa Nelly!

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