posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 07:35 AM
I hope the above pic works, because it will prove 100% that it was indeed a Pig.
Pig = F-111
Dump & Burn = Best party trick ever! And typically mistaken for a UFO!
Just before their official retirement the F-111s from RAAF Base Amberley said a final farewell and thank you to the city of Ipswich (20 kms directly
west of Forest Lake NOT 40kms) with a Dump & Burn. As the above photo will show, its been taken in a long time lapse exposure. Which clearly shows the
same circular path seen in the youtube video ending with a vertical departure and turning off the fuel dump valve and retarding the throttles out of
I watched this particular D&B from Amberley itself, only about 2-3 kms from Ipswich and my view from there was identical to that of the youtube video.
This one was unique because it wasnt just a straight pass and climb to 25 000ft like all the others, it was a very tight orbit, one which mustve been
a hell of alot of fun for the aircrew! And to be honest with time-lapse, absolutely stunning!
Whoever said that you couldnt see the Dump & Burns for Riverfire in Brisbane from Forest Lake is kidding themselves. Perhaps if you werent inside you
might have witnessed it, as people from over 100kms away (Sunshine Coast down to the Gold Coast) would always call up the radio stations to brag that
they could see it from that far away.
As for the Aussie teen heard in the video? I only hear a stereotype kiwi who's clearly beached az in Forest Lake brew!
On a side note ive always been curious about what impression the rest of the world had during the Sydney Olympics Closing Ceremony when the olympic
flame was 'extinguished' and 'leapt' into the air above the stadium and headed off towards athens at 500kts and a climb rate of about 40