The sky’s the limit for military aviation enthusiasts and stamp collectors, with Australia Post’s Air Force Aviation commemorative stamp issue. Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mark Binksin, AO, said this was a very timely partnership for Air Force, as it celebrated its 90th birthday this year with the theme tradition, innovation, evolution.
Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said, “The F-111 ‘Pig’ was, for the general public, the most identifiable RAAF aircraft for many years and so an obvious choice for this stamp issue”The four Air Force Aviation stamps feature the F-111 (60 cents), the F/A-18F Super Hornet (60 cents), the AEW&C Wedgetail ($1.20) and the C-17 Globemaster III ($3.00).This stamp issue is available at participating Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at www.auspost.com.au/stamps from 22 February. The stamps will also be available at the Australian International Airshow, from 1-6 March, at Avalon, Victoria.(Source-Australia Government,Department of Defence)