General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark
@ Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
The Pacific Aviation Museum located in Pearl Harbor houses a very nice collection that continues to grow. First flown in 1964, the F-111 was in USAF service until 1998. The Royal Australian Air Force operated 24 of these aircraft, nicknamed the ‘Pig’, from 1973 until their retirement in 2010. Here is the fuel dump port, a key feature that the RAAF used to spectacular effect in airshows, dispensing a stream of fuel that was lit by the afterburners. The RAAF restored seven of their retired F-111C’s and gifted this one to the Museum in 2013. Nikon D500 w/18-200mm, processed with Aperture and Aurora HDR.