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Australian International Airshow 2019, Military Displays

 

The count down is ON … only 21 days left until the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon opens to the public. Check your calendar now to make sure your there when this great show takes off on Friday March 1st, 2019.

The Australian International Airshow which first commenced in 1992 sees Avalon Airport come alive with a civilian and military trade show at the start of the event. The airshow opens to the public on Friday afternoon through until Sunday. Once again on the Friday night the 1st March the airshow displays will start from 2pm for the Friday Night Alight spectacular until 9:15pm (approx.)

RAAF C-130 Hercules lights up the night sky at Avalon
Friday Night Alight! – RAAF C-130 Hercules lights up the night sky at Avalon

 

The Airshow is a biennial global business event, attracting senior civil aviation, air transport, aerospace and defence industry, military and government decision‐makers from around the world. The 2017 event included 664 companies from 25 countries, 158 delegations and more than 33,000 accredited trade attendances, with a total event attendance of 210,664.

The public Airshow runs alongside The Australian International Aerospace And Defence Exposition Avalon 2019. This is one of the region’s largest aviation, aerospace and defence trade shows.

The Program

26th February – 3rd March 2019 Australian International Aerospace And Defence Exposition Avalon 2019 (registered trade visitors only)

1st March – 3rd March Australian International Airshow (public access starts at 2pm on Friday) 

**Hot Tip** Whilst the flying displays don’t start until 2pm on the Friday, if your a Gold Pass holder on the Friday you can get in to the airshow from 9am Friday. This is a great opportunity to get around the large number of aircraft on static display before the crowds build.

Take a look at the bottom of this story for links to the program details.

What to expect from the military!

There are always great displays from the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, United States Air Force among many. This years line up for is looking like no exception.

So what can we expect this year in terms of the military displays? We thought we’d put together this montage in both video and pictorial format to give you some idea of what to see and hear. The confirmed military attendees this year looks like this:

Airbus A400M – Royal Malaysian Air Force

RMAF A400M Atlas
RMAF A400M Atlas – one of the many Heavy Metal displays

ARH Tiger Helicopter – Australian Army

Tiger in the sky - Australian Army Eurocopter Tiger
Tiger in the sky – Australian Army Eurocopter Tiger

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress – United States Air Force

USAF B-52H Stratofortress
USAF B-52H Stratofortress

 

Bell 429 Global Ranger – Royal Australian Navy

Bell 429 Global Ranger - Royal Australian Navy
Bell 429 Global Ranger – Royal Australian Navy

Boeing C-17A GLobemaster III – Royal Australian Air Force

More Heavy Metal - RAAF C-17
More Heavy Metal – RAAF C-17

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III – United States Air Force

USAF C-17 Elmdorf at Avalon airshow
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III from Elmdorf – United States Air Force

Alenia C-27J Spartan – Royal Australian Air Force

A34-001 RAAF C-27J
A34-001 RAAF C-27J Spartan

Lockheed C-130H Hercules – Royal New Zealand Air Force

RNZAF Herc
RNZAF Herc

Lockheed C-103J Hercules – Royal Australian Air Force

RAAF Hercules
RAAF Hercules

CASA CN-235 – ARMEE DE L’AIR (FRENCH AIR FORCE)

Armée de l'Air Française CASA CN-235
Armée de l’Air Française CASA CN-235

Boeing CH-47F Chinook – Australian Army

The Chook - RAA CH-47
The Chook – RAA CH-47

Boeing CH-47 Chinook – Republic of Singapore Air Force

Boeing CH-47 Chinook - Republic of Singapore Air Force
Boeing CH-47 Chinook – Republic of Singapore Air Force

Boeing E-7A Wedgetail – Royal Australian Air Force

Boeing E-7A Wedgetail - Royal Australian Air Force
Boeing E-7A Wedgetail – Royal Australian Air Force

Boeing EA-18G Growler – Royal Australian Air Force

A46-306 EA-18G Growler
Boeing EA-18G Growler – Royal Australian Air Force

Airbus Helicopters EC-135T2+ – Royal Australian Navy

Army EC135
Army EC135

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor – United States Air Force

USAF F-22A Raptor
USAF F-22A Raptor

Boeing F/A-18A Hornet – Royal Australian Air Force

Four ship Classic Hornets - Royal Australian Air Force
Classic Hornets – Royal Australian Air Force

Boeing F/A-18-F Super Hornet – Royal Australian Air Force

Rhino - The F/A-18F Super Hornet RAAF
Rhino – The F/A-18F Super Hornet

Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter – Royal Australian Air Force

RAAF F-35A
The future has arrived … RAAF F-35A

BAe Hawk-127 – Royal Australian Air Force

BAE Hawk 127 the lead in jet fighter trainer aircraft for the RAAF
BAE Hawk 127 the lead in jet fighter trainer aircraft for the RAAF

Beechcraft King Air 350 – Royal Australian Air Force

RAAF Beechcraft A-350
RAAF Beechcraft Air 350

Beechcraft King Air 350 – Royal New Zealand Air Force

Kawasaki C-2 – KoKu-Jieitai (JAPAN AIR SELF DEFENSE FORCE)

JASDF Kawasaki C-2 - KoKu-Jieitai
Kawasaki C-2 – KoKu-Jieitai (JASDF)

Airbus MRTT- KC-30A – Royal Australian Air Force

MRTT- KC-30A - The RAAF's Force Extender
MRTT- KC-30A – The RAAF’s Force Extender

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker – United States Air Force

USAF Boeing KC-135
KC-135R Stratotanker US Heavy Metal from the USAF

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk – Royal Australian Navy 

NAVY-Seahawk MH-60R Photo by Darren Motram
Sikorsky MH-60R “Romeo” Seahawk – Royal Australian Navy

MRH-90 Taipan – Australian Army & Royal Australian Navy

A40-002 MRH90 NAVY
A40-002 MRH90 RAN Taipan

Boeing P-8 Poseiden – Royal Australian Air Force

RAAF P-8 Poseidon
RAAF P-8 Poseidon

Boeing P-8 Poseiden – United States Navy

USAF P-8 Poseidon at Avalon
Not to be outdone the US Navy P-8 will also be on show.

Pilatus PC-21 – Royal Australian Air Force

RAAF Pilatus PC-21
The Roulettes new ride the Pilatus PC-21

Pilatus PC-21 Republic of Singapore Air Force

RSAF PC-21 at Avalon Photo by Dave Soderstrom
RSAF PC-21 … some clean lines there

Pilatus PC-9/A – Royal Australian Air Force

Roulettes PC-9 display at Avalon
This may very well be the last chance to see the PC-9 display from the Roulettes.

More Information and links to resources and tickets.

As Australia’s premier Airshow its an event not to be missed. For more information here are a few handy links:

The Public display programs can be found HERE

Tickets for the airshow are able to be purchased now. Please follow this link 

And if your want more on the Australian International Airshow take a look at some of ASO’s articles from previous years HERE

See you at the show!

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