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Australia’s newest Gipsy.

The quiet, early morning rural atmosphere is broken by a gentle spluttering as a vintage aircraft engine comes to life. It’s a momentous occasion as this particular machine is about to take to the air for the first time in almost 80 years! On April 1st (no joke) of this[…]

Luskintyre, April 2016

It was a very pleasant afternoon’s “spotting” out at Luskintyre in early April 2016, including a chance to see Paul Bennet and the Sky Aces doing their routine. Here are a few of my photos from the day. Motty.

Air to air with a pair of Wolfs.

As mentioned in our previous articles covering their growth into China (Paul Bennet Airshows; Aerobatic Ambassadors) and their epic journey to New Guinea last year (Warbirds return to New Guinea), Paul Bennet purchased a second Wolf Pitts to accompany his distinctive, bright yellow, Wolf Pitts Pro to allow him to[…]

Paul Bennet Airshows, Aerobatic Ambassadors.

The small, bright yellow biplane seems to hang in the air, almost on its side, just feet above the ground and trailing a long plume of white smoke, with the name emblazoned across the top wing leaving no doubt over who is responsible for such an impressive display of aerobatic[…]

Mustang and Pitts air-to-air.

Every once in a while we all have one of those “is this really happening?” moments. Recently, finding myself sitting in the back of a Yak-52 at around 3000 feet, canopy open, buffeted by the slipstream, looking out at a P-51 Mustang and a bright orange Wolf Pitts S1-11X sitting[…]

Warbirds return to New Guinea

In September of this year a significant event occurred in Australia and Papua New Guinea which passed by largely unnoticed or acknowledged in the mainstream media. Paul Bennet and the team from Paul Bennet Airshows, including pilots Glenn Graham, Glenn Collins, Paul Goard and Chris Tibbets, took their Pitts Special, Yak-52,[…]