Sunday, 18 March 2012

Maverick kangeroo

Nothing divides opinion in Melbourne quite like the Grand Prix. Support amongst the residents of the suburbs within earshot of Albert Park is hardly promoted by racing starting at 7:20am ... on a sodding Sunday. On the other hand we do get a good vantage point from which to view the aerial contribution to the annual orgy of fossil fuel waste.
In previous years, having the Qantas fly-past follow the ear-drum stretching F/A-18 display has only made the flying kangeroo look like a lumbering whale lamely attempting to mimic the nimble hornet. However either the operating limits of the Boeing 747 have been expanded, or this year's pilot fancied himself as a modern day Maverick, as the beast skimmed a tight turn past the HM@S Lonsdale towers and then pulled this manoeuvre directly over the top of the Spirit of Tasmania.

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