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#41 MIR

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:35 AM

Royal Australian Air Force deployed Eight F/A-18 Hornets and a AP-3C Orion to Butteworth to participate in the Exercise Bersama Lima 2009 till October 23. RAAF Boeing C-17A and C-130J are providing strategic lift and support to the deployed forces.

#42 MIR

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 08:20 AM

Some photos during Exercise Bersama Lima 2009 from Australian Department of Defence :

1. RAAF F/A-18 Hornet (A21-27)flying over Penang Bridge
2. RAAF AP-3C Orion getting ready for a mission

#43 Ashmil Abd Ghani

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:48 PM

I had no idea how power the jet blast till house/squatter damage due to it...The Star newspaper yesterday had pictures of damage but not really clear..here the story..

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USAF Fighter Jet In Tactical Flight Causes Damage To House

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- A house in the vicinity of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base in Butterworth, Penang, suffered damage following a tactical flight by a United States Air Force (USAF) F-15 Eagle fighter jet last Wednesday, the RMAF said on Saturday.

The plane is one of eight USAF fighter jets participating in the Cope Taufan 2009 exercise along with RMAF aircraft from Nov 9 to 20, said RMAF public relations officer Maj Kamarulzaman Ali in a statement.

He said the incident happened soon after the plane had taken off from the air base at about 3pm.

The RMAF and USAF were identifying the actual cause of the incident, taking into account the applicable safety instructions as well as the need to make improvements if necessary, he added.

The F-15 fighter jets are stationed at the United States air base in Kadena, Okinawa, in Japan.

In BUTTERWORTH, housewife Jennifer Yong, whose house in Kampung Paya Terbakar was nearest to the runway, told Bernama those living in the area were used to vibrations from aircraft taking off and landing at the base.

"But this time was different, the whole house was shaking and I felt that something had flown off my roof. I ran out and saw the roof over the dining room was gone and there were cracks on the wall," Yong, who has lived there for more than 23 years in her half-wooden half-brick house.

Tang Chen Moi, 22, a tenant in a nearby house, said the roof of her kitchen was blown off.

"At about 3 pm, I saw a jet take off and I noticed it was a bit low, about tree high, and the roof at the back of the house was shaking," she said.

Penang State Executive Councillor Lim Hock Seng said the squatter area had 250 families and the Federal government had previously offered the residents compensation of RM25,000 for each house on the government-owned land.

But the state government felt it was too little and a settlement was still pending.

From Bernama

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Unfortunate Abg Fitri who stay near with Butterworth AFB now base at Klang Valley

#44 Ow Eng Tiong

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:02 AM

Indian Air Force Surya Kiran will be there from Jan. 26-29. I was told they will perform over water so that people on both sides of the bridge can watch their display.

#45 Loh Wilson

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 01:04 PM

Ow, do you have any official news about the coming of Surya Kiran ?

#46 Ow Eng Tiong

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:28 PM

Ow, do you have any official news about the coming of Surya Kiran ?



Ehh... Thats the official news I got from the RMAF. Sorry, calling via mobile to KL is expensive. I didn't ask much except when they are coming. More info later.

#47 Ow Eng Tiong

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:29 PM

Sorry folks, latest news is that the Surya Kiran is not coming. I'll try to get the official confirmation tomorrow morning.

#48 MIR

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:40 PM

saw a c-17 departed butterworth airbase at 1030 this morning . It headed west. Unable to get its rego

#49 MIR

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:25 AM

Six Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18s and one AP-3C Orion are at Butterworth Air Base at the moment. They are in Malaysia for the Exercise Bersama Shield 2010 till the end of the week.

Few RAAF F/A18 regos:
1. A21-48
2. A21-19
3. A21-29

Edited by MIR, 04 May 2010 - 01:08 AM.


#50 MIR

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 01:12 PM

Perdana One to Buterworth today, returning back to SZB late afternoon.

#51 MIR

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:21 PM

Ex Air Thamal 20/2010 is taking place at Butterworth AFB (21 June- 1 July 2010). Several Royal Thai Air Force C-130 and a Hawker Siddeley HS-748 brought RTAF personnel & equipments to BWH. There are two teams, RTAF (Blueland) & RMAF (Whiteland):

RTAF
8 x Lockheed Martin F-16
8 x Northrop F-5
4 x Bell 412

RMAF
8 x Boeing F/A-18D
6 x BAE Hawk
3 x CN-235
2 x S-61A4

Six Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18s and one AP-3C Orion are at Butterworth Air Base at the moment.

List of RAAF planes which participated in Exercise Bersama Shield 2010. Click here

Edited by MIR, 23 June 2010 - 07:32 PM.


#52 Victor A.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:53 PM

Ex Air Thamal 20/2010 is taking place at Butterworth AFB (21 June- 1 July 2010). Several Royal Thai Air Force C-130 and a Hawker Siddeley HS-748 brought RTAF personnel & equipments to BWH. There are two teams, RTAF (Blueland) & RMAF (Whiteland):

RTAF
8 x Lockheed Martin F-16
8 x Northrop F-5
4 x Bell 412

RMAF
8 x Boeing F/A-18D
6 x BAE Hawk
3 x CN-235
2 x S-61A4


List of RAAF planes which participated in Exercise Bersama Shield 2010. Click here


what about airspace MIR? might be going to butterworth....

#53 MIR

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:09 AM

what about airspace MIR? might be going to butterworth....


Seems to be over the Strait of Malacca,off the coast off Perak and within Butterworth Terminal Control Area (TMA)...


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SFC FRNG WILL TAKE PLACE WI COORD 0452.19N 10006.37E,
0414.30N 10016.19E, 0432.00N 09947.30E, 0452.19N 10006.37E,
(WMD 413 S.E.C)

SL
40,000 FT

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ANTI AIR TOWED TARGET FIRING WILL TAKE PLACE WI COORD
0452.19N 10006.37E,0414.30N 10016.19E,0432.00N 09947.30E,
0452.19N 10006.37E (WMD 413 S.E.C)

SL
40,000 FT

WMKB
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DLY BTN 0100-1030 ON 29 JUN-03 JUL 2010
AIR TO AIR MISSILE FRNG (AAMF) WILL TAKE PLACE WI WMD 412.
THE EXER ACT WILL BE INTENSIVE THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD.
ALL AIRSPACE USER MUST PROCEED WITH CTN

SL
50,000 FT

WMKB
1006290100 1007031030
DLY BTN 0100-1030 ON 29 JUN 2010 TILL 3 JUL 2010
SPECIAL MILITARY EXERCISE WILL TAKE PLACE WITHIN BUTTERWORTH
TMA.THE EXERCISE ACTIVITIES WILL BE INTENSIVE THROUGHOUT THE
PRIOD.ALL AIRSPACE USER MUST PROCEED WITH CAUTION

2,500FT
24,500FT

Edited by MIR, 24 June 2010 - 01:18 AM.


#54 iwan

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:30 AM

interesting..mght be going to penang with my family..hopefully can ask them to just drop me at some 'safe' spotting zones in butterworth!

#55 MIR

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:49 AM

Was informed that Exercise Bersama Padu 2010 will kick off this Sunday. Possibly a RAAF C-17, nine F/A-18 & a C-130 will be arriving BWH probably today or tomorrow.

#56 LaurieB

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:17 PM

Was informed that Exercise Bersama Padu 2010 will kick off this Sunday. Possibly a RAAF C-17, nine F/A-18 & a C-130 will be arriving BWH probably today or tomorrow.


My first posting on this forum having only recently joined.

Saw 4 F/A 18s with what looked to be long range tanks over the Batu Ferringhi area earlier this afternoon. Managed to snap the last before he disappeared behind my building. Sorry for the poor image quality.

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#57 MIR

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:42 PM

Good catch, Laurie! :good: Hrmm..looks like a F/A-18A,could be a RAAF. Have a look out for RAF jets too, hope that they send their Panavia Tornados again for this year's exercise ;)

Edited by MIR, 08 October 2010 - 06:01 PM.


#58 LaurieB

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:14 PM

MIR, thanks. Tornados would be nice. Will have to keep the eyes open over the next few weeks.

I see on another forum that the RAAF's first A330 tanker is scheduled for delivery within the next few weeks. Would be a nice catch if that comes through here.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 05:12 PM

Was informed that Exercise Bersama Padu 2010 will kick off this Sunday. Possibly a RAAF C-17, nine F/A-18 & a C-130 will be arriving BWH probably today or tomorrow.

Caught her at PEN this morning... here.

#60 Radzi

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:44 PM

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