Monday, 12 May 2008

Candid Camera

Canberra has a reputation for being less than lively. Boring, in fact. Excessively so.

Here's something that happened at Fairbairn Airbase, part of Canberra Airport, that was nearly a bit too exciting. Note the typical laconic Aussie humour in the commentary from the control tower.



Oh, the title of this post? Those familiar with NATO codenames will recognise not just the aircraft, but the terrible pun....

Hat tip to Tex at Whacking Day. Even if he called it an Antonov.

5 comments:

RadarGrrl said...

We get IL76s on the ground here in Trenton fairly frequently. As a matter of fact, there's one on the ground this morning, accompanied by a giant An124 Condor. Even better than that...Mriya is here too! If I wasn't laid up with a couple of pulled back muscles, I'd be out there in Wheezy with my camera.

Rantz said...

Zoe

You noted when we met at the Skeptics' dinner that you thought you needed to post something 'light' - well, you've done it! I like your 'heavy' stuff, too.

Perhaps we might catch up at the Skeptic conference this year?

Take care - keep blogging.

Tex said...

Antonov.....Ilyushin...

Bloody transsexual rocket scientists think ya know everything........

Zoe Brain said...

Tex, you could have done worse. Called an Ilyushin a Mirage, for example...

Rantz, I'll try to make it. The food was excellent, but the company was even better.

Laserlight said...

Hey, he paid the fee for the whole runway, he just wanted to get his money's worth.