Taken at Ohakea, December 13, 2001. Forward fuselage - the angle of attack vane is visible below the aircraft number. The stencil says 'DO NOT HANDLE'. The white circle below this is labelled 'ENGINE BLEED STATIC PORT'. The arrow head shaped port below this is the cockpit airconditioning inlet. Forward of this is the pitot static orifice which has an RBF cover in place. The small dot to the left of the number is the brake fluid window. The stencil with the pilot's name (in this case 75 Squadron CO W/C Osborne) is non-standard, and was painted for the final flypast. Note the ejection seat and rescue markings. The emergency stencil reads 'EMERGENCY RESCUE CONTROL', with the words "PUSH THEN PULL HANDLE INSIDE' inside the hatched area and 'CAUTION EXPLOSIVE CANOPY RELEASE' immediately to the left. A long handled FOD cover can be seen in the engine inlet. The UHF aerial for the ARC-159 can be seen above this. A detachable strap can be seen hanging from the canopy - this prevents the canopy bouncing hard against the hinge.
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