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kiwisue
11 November 2007 @ 09:27 pm
Today was the local Glenbrook RAAF base open day. It was a lovely, fine day after a week of rain and cold so we were just in the mood for an outing.

RAAF Base Glenbrook is an unusual base - it's nowhere near an airfield, for a start. It's actually Headquarters Air Command and the original administration building (now the officer's mess) was the Lapstone Hill Hotel until 1949 when the Air Force bought the land. Lovely old building with fantastic views over western Sydney.

So there weren't any planes flying around. There was a Sikorsky helicopter, and an F-111 cockpit that looked very strange, chopped off from the body of the jet. The promised hot air balloon didn't show. But there was a military police dog team, and a bomb-disposal display and the air cadets sold sausage and steak sandwiches very cheap, so all in all it was an interesting couple of hours.

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