Aviation Australia Careers Expo 20 Aug 2016
Troop Report 
Date: Saturday 20th August, 2016

Venue: Brisbane Airport, Qld

Time: 10am – 3pm

Mission: To add a Star Wars presence to the annual Aviation Australia Careers Expo – an open day for the training centre featuring the Australian Airforce and other organisations, as well as a range of static aircraft on display.

Trooper Attendance:
Redback Garrison:
Supatrooper - TK
Duras - TK
GuageRage – TB
Mykill – TI:RP
Buzzard: ID
Bolt333 – CC
Mortogg: CT
Rebbyrebreb: DZ
Stormraven - TI

Alrakis - Jedi
Rebelrach – Xwing pilot

Galactic Academy
Georgia –ID
JJ - Jedi

Support Crew:
Imperial Drone
Rowena - Supatroopers wife
Tobalation – Tatooine Rebel Base
Jess – Alrakis’s daughter

Clear skies and the promise of a rich choice of potential Imperial and Rebel pilot recruitment saw a large gathering of Redbacks arrive early at the Aviation Australia training facilities.

Upon leaving the change area the troopers were naturally mobbed by old and young alike, and photos taken, more photos taken…and a few more photos taken. The staff were some of the biggest fans, it was a slow but fun walk between buildings.

While the Imperials and pesky Rebels had the same goal – recruitment – we naturally broke into two groups, the Imperials opting to scope out the buildings and the Rebels with clones headed for the tarmac apron to see the aircraft up close and see if anyone could bullseye Wamp Rats in a T-16. The short bus trip onto the apron was “interesting”!

Until a break at lunch troopers mingled amongst the patrons, questioning youngsters, looking for droids, testing out training facilities, interrogating staff, posing for photos, providing recruitment info (in all seriousness a lot of business cards were given out and quite a few chats about what we do were had with interested folks).

After a nutrition break and some speedy armour repairs by newly approved Commander Cody (and wow did Luke’s armour look good!) the groups swapped locations, the Imperials heading down to the tarmac on the Imperial ground transport to the aircraft, and the Rebels scoped out the training and chopper hangars. Tobalation’s jedi powers won over the dog bomb squad puppies and we identified the ‘Clone Drone’ as a potential new weapon.

After being out and being awesome for nearly 5 hours, dodging a few showers (the clones felt at home) troopers dekitted and most headed for a local cantina for a refreshing and well deserved adult cold beverage and galactic snacks.

As always a huge thanks to all that turned out to troop, wrangle and take photos – it was a really fun day. We made a great impact on the event, had a lot of fun ourselves, and provided a lot of interested folks with info about what we do.

Charity Funds Raised: Nil

Injuries / Malfunctions: Bolt has some ‘first wear’ repairs to do.

Public Incidents: NIL.

Mission Status: Success as always. The event itself was so well organised and run, our troopers fitted in well with the set up, and we all had a great time. Organisers were very responsive and thankful for our attendance and lets face it, we got to see some awesome aviation hardware ourselves. A great troop all round.

Photos We only got about 500 pics… Thanks to Shazzam, Rowena, Jess, Tobalation....

All roads lead to….

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Group shots!

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Some Imperial marketing assistance

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A new way to execute Order 66 – with a P51 Mustang

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Clones deploy for ground assault!

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“Hello Darkness my old friend” When your speederbike is in the shop and all your friends are gone….you take the bus.

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Always cross on the crossing

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Some real classics

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Aviation is strong with this Jedi….

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It’s a different kind of flying….altogether (Flying High quote)

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Is this the Redback’s biggest fan?

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VIP Passengers

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Safety first

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There’s a bear in there…

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“I can fly anything…”

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Some serious hardware

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Great job team, great report Rach!
Such an amazing day !! Great team and great troop
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Speederpilot Everyone SMILE  Peace The Selfie Scout strikes again Speederpilot 

This was a fantastic troop to be a part of. Great report Rach
Well done everyone , nice turnout .
Looks like a whole lot of fun. Great work team.
Awesome job all and well done!
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Distance Traveled To Troops =  4346.4km
Awesome work!
You've taken your first step into a larger world.

The droid.. stole a freighter?

Well done guys and girls, looked like and awesome troop!

Cool pics. I really do need to get to one of these event in the First Order TK. The crowd would love it
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Distance traveled to troop: 97261kms

Some really cool pics from that troop. Well done.
Great job troops. Wish I was there, I might've recognised some faces from when I studied Avionics at Aviation Australia. :D
Don't Blink. Blink and you'll....
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Awesome troop guys!! Really enjoyed it, definitely worth the drive down there Smile
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Another great report Rach, and a great day out.
Duty * Honor * Empire

What do you call a stormtrooper who can hit a target?
TIE Pilot Cheeky
Great work guys. Looks like its a fun event. Will be making the trip down next year for sure!!!
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