• Matt Bailey on 2004-Jul-20 10:10:38 Matt Bailey said

    Our tax dollars hard at work...or should I say going up in smoke!
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Jul-31 23:58:04 Anonymous coward said

    "Let's see, throw this switch-OH FUCK!!!"
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-04 21:04:37 Anonymous coward said

    Jesse James at the controls
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-05 14:14:47 Anonymous coward said

    Control : What ever you do don't press the red button?

    Pilot : Wut?! This red butto...BOOM
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Oct-12 16:12:07 Anonymous coward said

    Kick the tires and light the fires!
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Oct-15 00:08:19 Anonymous coward said

    not American tax dollars... is this a libertarian hangout?
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Oct-22 22:18:34 Anonymous coward said

    Some of you folks need Recce training bad and seem to be hung up on tax dollars...why not cancel the blues and T-birds then...anyway this is an Aussie F-11. This trick isn't allowed in US by F-111 or F-14
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Oct-22 22:21:12 Anonymous coward said

    Correction to above: Aussie F-111 not F-11- this was an airshow trick and prohibited in US (F-111 and F-14 both have P&W TF-30s and similar dump mast locations) Could get ugly if flames catch up!
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Nov-07 08:01:06 Anonymous coward said

    Aussie Blue
    I have somewhere a photo of this being done at night over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Looks GREAT
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Nov-12 22:49:00 Anonymous coward said

    US F-111s have been retired for over a decade, but they did do it as part of their air show routine before that. I saw it done at an air show back in the 80s.
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Dec-14 21:37:08 Anonymous coward said

    The stupid Aussie airshow organisers think the public love this gag. It's not difficult, it's not clever, it does not demonstrate any aspect of the F-111's amazing performance. It's just a big wank. Intelligent Aussies (like me) are embarrassed by it.
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jan-06 20:48:29 Anonymous coward said

    Purge...purge...purge...damn it is getting warm in here...
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jan-12 22:01:25 Anonymous coward said

    I believe this is called a "blowtorch". Never saw a US F-111 do it, but heard the Aussies did it regularly.
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Feb-07 06:24:23 Anonymous coward said

    Jim in Ozz
    This is a favourite RAAF "pig-driver's" air-show,F1 grand prix display in Australia The F-111's are affectionally called"Pigs" by their drivers at RAAF Amberley
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Apr-21 13:35:04 Anonymous coward said

    'Ol Pilot
    I was Chief of Test for the F-111 during the early '70. All you had to do was dump fuel and light the burner(zone 5) on at least one engine, but usually we used two. This appears to be an F-111C. Longer wings were used on the C and FB models.
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Apr-28 15:46:38 Anonymous coward said

    Phil Wyld
    Intelligent Aussie?
    does that sound likely guys?
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jun-27 08:05:19 Anonymous coward said

    Don't light a match near a pigs arse!!!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jul-18 09:50:56 Anonymous coward said

    Never, ever add refreid beans to the fuel mixture!
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Sep-29 09:04:38 Anonymous coward said

    HEY! No Aussie bashing! After all, they just came up with an autocannon that fires at 1 million RPM.


    And what have YOU done lately?
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Nov-02 12:31:18 Anonymous coward said

    Fire 1 million rounds per minute? At what?
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Jan-16 09:24:03 Anonymous coward said

    This is why Aussie pilots are prohibited from eating spicy foods before f;light!!!!
    Ben Waz Here
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Feb-16 17:13:58 Anonymous coward said

    Thats a fart when the pilot of the other plane holds a match up to it.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Feb-27 00:09:32 Anonymous coward said

  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Mar-10 00:23:31 Anonymous coward said

    Hey guys that think this is an F-111.............look closer, it's actually a GR-1 or Tornado as most know it, we had a German unit in NM when I was stationed there abck in 97'-01'. The F-111 has a long, narrow point at the nose, the Tornado is wider like the one you see here.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Mar-21 10:45:26 Anonymous coward said

    Thats not ever a tornado!!! take a look at the air intakes, which are round on an F-111, but they are rectangular on a tornado.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-May-11 13:05:06 Anonymous coward said

    Sorry, folks, SOME of you got it almost correct... it IS an F111.. BUT, THIS particular one is the EF 111 Version.. check it out.. !!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-May-14 10:04:38 Anonymous coward said

    nice pic lads, my guess is that this is AUP RF-111C A8-134 performing a dump and burn at the Avalon Air Show
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-May-14 21:48:37 Anonymous coward said

    A8-143 bears the name of CO 82 Wing Gavin 'Leo' Davis. Its the Recce version of the pig, u can tell by the photo installation in the bomb bay. So to all those who think this is a GR-1 or EF-111, Guess again
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Oct-22 02:32:40 Anonymous coward said

    for god's sake...
    how can u ever say that's a Tornado ?
    u have been a military fanboy for about what ? 10 minutes ?
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Jun-17 12:11:06 Anonymous coward said

    i think its called "flick and blick"
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Aug-06 00:27:59 Anonymous coward said

    Buster Hyman
    Tornado...what a larf!!! U fool. Anyway, the Aussie roundel is quite clear on the upper wing & the RAAF do not operate EF-111's...(Oh, what a priceless forum!)
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Sep-06 11:36:13 Anonymous coward said

    hey john did you see my sigaret?
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Nov-12 13:29:11 Anonymous coward said

    Afterburner from Hell.
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  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Mar-03 00:24:09 Anonymous coward said

    Thud Driver
    I was at Nellis AFB when an F-11A did this at night down the Vegas Strip. He took off R/W 21, lost one of the underpooped TF-30s, and had to dump the fuel load before he ran out of airspeed & ideas..
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-May-11 17:11:06 Anonymous coward said

    wow.... ive done this b4. it probably waz a smoke thingy that caught on the thrusters thus.... u get that. if any1 waz flyin bhind him i feel srry 4 them
  • Anonymous coward on 2010-May-26 15:09:58 Anonymous coward said

    See the fuel dumping out of the tail? The U.S. Navy is smarter. They have a NATOPS prohibition about dumping fuel while in afterburner. I wonder why?
  • Retards on 2011-Dec-30 00:25:25 Retards said

    its an F-111F dumping fuel, and at full afterburner... FWOOSH instant day time!
  • COdy on 2012-May-06 11:18:21 COdy said

    Australian F1-11, now retired. Every year during Brisbane's River Fire festival a F1-11 would do a flyover Dump and Burn.... this is that picture....


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