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Warbird Photo Competition Finalists.

edit: OK Folks Voting has officially closed!

How To Vote …

Please place a comment at the bottom to vote for the photo you’d most like to win.  One vote per person please. You comment will have to include the photo number to be counted.

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Voting will close midday Saturday Brisbane time (AEST).

Photo 1

Cam Hadlow 6-28
Photo number 1 by Cam Hadlow


Photo 2

Scott Williamson TRO1-18
Photo 2 by Scott Williamson

Photo 3

CurtisNoble A4SkyHawks
Photo 3 by Curtis Noble

Photo 4

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Photo 4 by Matt Savage

Photo 5

Cam Hadlow 5-27
Photo 5 by Cam Hadlow

Photo 6

Tim Heylbut image-22
Photo 6 by Tim Heylbut



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Runway 25 YSSY

When the winds blow… Runway 25 offers up some great views!!!

Parked just near the 25 threshold at Sydney Airport (SYD/YSSY) theres a great opportunity to get ‘up close and VERY personal’ to some heavies; Qantas 64 from Johannesburg OR Tambo (FAOR / JNB – B744) and FedEx 77 from Honolulu (HNL/PHNL – MD11F)!

Sure, you still get some great views of the smaller frames, B738’s, A320’s, Saab 340’s to Dash 8’s, its all on offer here!!!

One of the best approach shots can be spotted from here, some trees in the bottom of frame, and with thanks to a building with a whole roof reflecting light to the underside of the aircraft, a quick trigger can be rewarded!!!

Today’s ATIS was for 25 arrivals, and 16L/R departures, so with a scanner in hand, and both Aviation Spotters Online’s very own YSSY Flightradar page and Plane Finder running, its easy to track the flights here in Sydney (and if theres a runway change, easy to get to a new location as well)!!


Story and photos by Bernie Proctor.


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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 2017

  • 6th & 7th  MAY – Wings over Illawarra – Illawarra Regional Airport, Wollongong (NSW) – Event Website
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Wings Over Illawarra 2017 – a premier aviation event not to be missed.
  • 27th & 28th  MAY – Duxford Air Festival – Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK – Event Website
  • 28th MAY – Cold War Jets Open Day – Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, UK – Event Website

June 2017

  • 19 – 25 JUN – Paris Air Show – Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace du Bourget, Le Bourget, France – Event Website


July 2017

  • 12 – 17 JUL –  Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK – Event Website
  • 24 – 30 JUL – EAA Air Venture Oshkosh 2017 – Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, WI, USA – Event Website
  • 18 – 23 JUL – MAKS 2017 – Moscow Aviation and Space Salon – Zhukovsky, Russia – Event Website

October 2017

November 2017

  • 11 -12 NOV – Aviation Nation 2017, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, USA – Event Website
  • 12 – 16 NOV – Dubai Airshow 2017, Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates – Event Website



January 2018

  •   6th & 7th JAN – Great Eastern Fly-in – Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome (NSW) – Website  



  • Date TBA – Warbirds Downunder Airshow 2018, Temora (NSW) – Website






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Video: Low Level C-130J-30 ride over Western NSW Australia

Sit back and enjoy the ride of your life up front in one of the Royal Australian Air Force’s C-130J-30 Hercules over the Western parts of NSW. The 5 hour flight in A97-466 at very low level was a practice for a 8 ship flight the next week to highlight the role 37SQN played in Operation Slipper.

The video is speed up x4 so you can see just how far these mighty training missions go . You can see 2 more Hercules appear in front but our ship joins the flight.

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Video: Aerial Fire Fighting Katoomba Bush fires 2014

The 2014 bush fires around the cliffs of Narrow Neck Katoomba where controlled with the help of Aerial Fire Fighting assets. This is now a wide spread action to aid the fire fighters on the ground trying to put out the fire before homes are lost.

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