It’s time for another of my flying logbook tales and it’s May 1987 and I’m on the Australian FA18 No 2 Operational Conversion Unit at RAAF Williamtown starting the final phase on course 1 of 87 before moving onto No 77 Squadron which was to be my home for the next few years.


An FA/18B with a pair of BDU33 practice bomb carriers


The Salt Ash bombing range


A practice bomb strikes the centre of the target


The CCIP aiming symbology


Mk 82 500lb General Purpose bombs


RAAF Townsville


Mk82s hitting the target on Cordelia Island


Course graduation


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