Since you are all enjoying my ride photos, here are some more from a differnt day. flew from Darwin back to Nowra via Townsville (for gas). We had all 6 jets with us so got some nice formation shots on the 5 hour transit.
The Supermarine Spitfire IIa, an early mark. Fast and maneuverable, I believe this is the most beautiful airplane ever! Look at those lovely elliptical wings! Stanford Tuck of the RAF flew this plane and the Hurricane in the Battle of Britain.
Original Top Gun Dale "Snort" Snodgrass flew for the movie, and has flown hours in the Tomcat. This photo: "Lets Buzz the Tower", was snapped during a 1988 airshow as he whipped his jet past the USS America.