‘Winging-it’ is a colloquialism for ‘having a go without any forethought’. Nothing could
be further from the truth regarding the preparation for the Deltas and their
participation in the RAAF’s Golden Jubilee displays in 1971. I have used the term as a
metaphor for my slot as Delta4 in the middle of the five-ship close formation element.
This post is intended to be read as a supplement to Dave Robson’s excellent ‘The
Deltas’ on the 77SQN ASSOCIATION website. Dave was Solo 2 and while his accounts
are extremely comprehensive’ my experiences and recollections are obviously going
to be of a different slant in some respects. Also, putting down thoughts so long after
the event possibly blurs fact and fantasy.
the The Deltas and their participation in the RAAF’s Golden Jubilee displays in 1971 document