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Aerobatic Aussies Abroad.

We are about to enter “airshow season” here in Australia, with a wide range of aircraft and displays on show for aviation enthusiasts around the country. Star performers at many of these events will be the team from Paul Bennet Airshows with their routines of high performance solo and formation[…]

Luskintyre Christmas Party 2017

The close-knit community at Luskintyre, a small grass airfield west of Newcastle NSW, held a wonderful afternoon for friends and family back in November to mark the Christmas Season for 2017. The afternoon was blessed with great weather which helped ensure a great turnout of both locals and visitors and[…]

Air to Air with a Beaver

Last week I had the opportunity to capture some images of the latest production from Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations, a magnificent Beaver seaplane for Blue Sky Airways. The aircraft is surprisingly large, and even more so on a pair of floats, and it towered above everything else in the hangar. We[…]

Air Canada comes back to Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport has become the third port of call in Australia for Star Alliance member Air Canada. The airline launched its seasonal Melbourne-Vancouver flights on December 3 2017, and will continue until February 2018.  The service will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 11:40am landing in Vancouver at 7:30am[…]

Worldflight raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

  Worldflight is on again this year from the 5th November to the 11th November. The aim of Worldflight is to raise money for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service or the RFDS as it is commonly known in Australia and has risen over $220,000 to date. This year there[…]

Winter Solstice at Luskintyre

Last weekend saw the close-knit community at Luskintyre, a small grass airfield west of Newcastle NSW mark the Winter Solstice with a good, old-fashioned bonfire night. After a few weeks of dodgy weather, we were finally treated to a spectacular, clear winter’s afternoon which was all the encouragement many needed[…]

Fire Season wrap up 2016-2017

They are a permanent fixture around Australia now, with fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft being stood up across the country to protect our assets. The practice of aerial fire management isn’t exactly new, Royal Australian Air Force Westland Wapiti biplanes were used by the Victorian Forest Commission in the[…]

The Old Station – Fly In & Heritage Show – Raglan, QLD

Raglan is a little town on the Bruce Highway located between Rockhampton and Gladstone in Central Queensland, Australia. Not many people think twice about it other than another road sign and the local Tavern they see when travelling past it. Slowly the secret is getting out there, that once a[…]

Show report: Hunter Valley Airshow 2017

Warbirds, Jets, aerobatics, frontline military hardware, models, glider, paragliders, rag-and-tube and a balloon; it had it all. The second Hunter Valley Airshow was held at Maitland Airport (also known as Rutherford), a small local airfield just a half-hour’s drive west of Newcastle, over the 28th & 29th of January and, just[…]

Kyneton Air Show – 23rd April 2017

2017 Kyneton Air Show –‘Spread Your Wings’ April 2017 will see the Kyneton Aero Club host a local event, specifically a community air show on Sunday the 23rd of April. Supported by the Rotary Club of Kyneton, the Rotary Club of Woodend and Macedon Ranges Shire Council this promises to[…]