Stop Press: Octogenarian Aviator Returns from WA
Intrepid Pilot Ron Fisher (R) is shown here carrying the RAAF Flag on ANZAC Day. Ron has also been an active participant in World War II Veterans Reunions held at Evans Head over the October long weekend.
Veteran Pilot Ron Fisher has returned to Evans Head after his long flight delivering the plane he built to WA (see story 4 Feb 2012).
Ron Fisher sets out on his epic journey to WA to deliver his self-built aeroplane. It took Ron four days to reach Geralton
Ron says the journey was pretty demanding particularly toward the end where there was a lot of turbulence.
Ron’s taking a break for a while from flying and may need to do so given the media interest in his epic journey. Lots of interviews to do. Onya Ron. Well done.
RAAF Flag at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome on ANZAC Day 2012
Australia’s new F-18 does a Fly-Past at Evans Head on ANZAC Day 2012. It’s a little faster than Ron’s plane which moves along at a speedy 60 knots. The F-18 can fly up to 1.8 times the speed of sound. The F-18 replaces the long-serving F-111 which is now retired from active service with the RAAF. Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome is soon to get its own F-111 for exhibition.