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  • Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo

    Great weather, great performers and great New Zealand hospitality…that about sums up the Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo. This awesome event, held over the weekend of the 25th & 26th of February at RNZAF Base Ohakea, was this year’s showcase for the RNZAF. Celebrating the armed forces[…]

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  • The Dark Side of Avalon.

    The focus during the daytime sessions at the Australian International Airshow was fast moving and loud. When the sun went down for the Friday night session, it was time for the ASO team to turn their cameras to a slower shutter speed and take on some low light photography. Instead of[…]

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  • TAVAS – best WW1 aircraft collection on display.

    On the 22nd and 23rd of April 2017, just before ANZAC day, one of the rare opportunities in aviation comes about. The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) presents the 2017 ‘Great War Flying Display’ A tribute to the knights of the skies. This is truely a unique opportunity for Australia[…]

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  • An afternoon with the Dragon Lady.

    I’m thrown back in my seat as the driver plants his foot and we accelerate away, then I’m pushed to the side as we make a hard right (still accelerating) as the speedo passes 100 miles (yes, MILES) per hour, and I’m left trying to catch my breath and attempt[…]

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  • The USAF’s 25th Fighter Squadron. PACAF’s HOGS

    A modern, high bypass turbofan makes a pretty characteristic sound, something of a whining, buzzing noise, which is common at most civilian airports around the world. But the shapes that were emerging out of the gloom towards us down the taxiway were no long-haul giant or budget airliner, rather it[…]

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  • Corsair and Mustang Air-to-Air

    On the Friday afternoon, just before the Hunter Valley Airshow at Maitland a few weeks ago, I was given the incredible opportunity to catch two of the star attractions, Graham Hosking’s amazing F4U-5N Corsair and Judy Pay’s beautiful CAC Mustang, in the air thanks to Paul Bennet Airshows. Sadly, the[…]

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  • RAAF 2OCU 75th Anniversary F/A-18A Tail Scheme.

    2017 marks the 75th anniversary for the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, or 2OCU . The unit formed in April 1942 at Port Pirie, SA but relocated to RAAF Mildura, Victoria the following month. The unit provided training on all forms of aircraft during World War 2 but[…]

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  • The Roulette Experience is enough to flip your world upside down.

      Everyone starts the year with a few goals and I’m no different, but 2015 was a massive year for myself covering the Australian International Air Show at Avalon, FCI Course, Exercise Talisman Sabre, Exercise Northern Shield , Exercise High Sierra and Warbirds Downunder. So for me 2016 had to be[…]

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  • Bathurst 1000 F/A-18A Hornet displays 2016.

    Australia’s biggest car race was on again. The Bathurst 1000 attracts every car nut in Australia to the ” Mountain” (mount Panorama) but for me it’s the best and shortest drive I can do to see a Hornet display. Every year since I started going, the Royal Australian Air Force has[…]

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  • Flight of the Hurricane

    Mark Jessop Who says you can’t have a mini Air Show in 5 weeks time ? Well this is how the whole “Flight of the Hurricane” public flying day came about. Once the 1st 2 flights had been made the team at Vintage Fighter Restorations and owner John Brooks really[…]

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  • F/A-18A Hornet Onboard Video V8 Supercars Clipsal 500.

    With all of South Australia having no power due to the biggest storm in maybe 100 years there could be no better time on “Throw Back Thursday” to release some awesome video footage from the 2016 V8 Supercars Clipsal 500. The pilot is from SA and he sure does do[…]

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  • Current list of Future Air Shows and Events

    Last Updated 31/03/2017 April 2017 14 – 16 APR – Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow 2017 – Omaka Aerodrome, Blenheim (NZ) – Event Website 22- 23 APR – TAVAS Great War Flying Display – Caboolture Airport. (QLD) – event page 23 APR – Kyneton Air Show – Kyneton Airfield, (VIC)  Web Page  May[…]

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