Antarctic Flight RAAF

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Antarctic Flight RAAF
Country Australia
Branch Ensign of the Royal Australian Air Force.svg Royal Australian Air Force
Role Expeditions and Rescue
Current base RAAF Base Laverton

Antarctic Flight was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft flight. It operated from RAAF Base Laverton and Mawson Station. The flight was responsible for expeditions and rescue missions in Antarctica.[1]

Two ski fitted RAAF Auster AOP.6 (A11-200 & A11-201) were based at Mawson Station from 1952. On 5 March 1954, A11-200 was lost over the side of a ship. Later the flight included two DHC-2 Beavers and one Dakota aircraft. After 1963, the RAAF planes were withdrawn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antarctic Flight". RAAF Museum. Retrieved 2010-03-24. [dead link]

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