November 2011 was a rough month for aviation enthusiasts in Australia. Over the course of four days from the 21st to the 24th, the Royal Australian Air Force elected to bury 23 of its retired F-111 strike jets that hadn’t been selected for preservation. This article details their final mission – via low loader to the Swanbank landfill outside Ipswich, Queensland.
The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark was a low-altitude strike plane born out of a shotgun wedding between competing Air Force and Navy requirements—with Defense Secretary McNamara as the minister. Despite its troubled adolescence, it grew into a capable high-tech night bomber that lasted decades in service, noted for its sleekly elegant profile.
Holiday in Saint-Tropez.
Saint-Tropez is a small picturesque resort town on the French Riviera, a former Greek colony with ancient traditions and its own holidays. Mild climate, clean air and an amazing sea view make Saint-Tropez a favorite holiday destination of artists back in the 19th century. Today Saint-Tropez is a prestigious resort, famous around the world as a recreational area of gilded youth and respectable people.
The film “And God created Woman” starring Brigitte Bardot made Saint-Tropez world-famous. The town is also known as the scene of the comedy about the police starring magnificent Louis de Fun?s.
Saint-Tropez has luxury hotels and private beaches, the picturesque port and old part of the town with the fortress of the 16th century. It is a charming hospitable Provencal town and famous resort at the same time.
There are beaches in the town, but the best ones, including Pampellonne Beach, crowded with beach clubs and trendy restaurants, are located outside the town.
There are two harbors in Saint-Tropez, crowded with many gorgeous yachts. Here you can charter a boat with diving equipment. Outdoor enthusiasts are provided with the opportunity to play tennis, golf, enjoy water sports, carting and rafting.
The seafront is the most famous place in Saint-Tropez: many artists exhibit their paintings here. In addition to ports and beaches, Saint-Tropez can offer an interesting walk through the streets with trendy public places, craft shops, and elegant stores.
The famous Butterfly House, where more than 20 000 samples of these insects are presented, is located in Saint-Tropez. This collection is considered to be one of the most important in Europe. The Art Museum is located in the harbor chapel. And the Maritime Museum is located in the ancient fortress building. It houses the models of ships and marine painters` works.
The festivals and events that will make your vacation interesting and rich are held in Saint-Tropez all year round.