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Parks Aviation Museum -HARS, NSW, Rural Aviation Museum expands

I recently was in New South Wales and made an effort to go and catch up with the team at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Parkes Wing. As many of you, our readers will know HARS has its well established home at Albion Park south of Sydney in New[…]

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[…]

Royal Thai Air Force Museum, Don Muang Airport Thailand

Don Muang International Airport or the old Bangkok International Airport is one of the world’s oldest International airports and Asia’s oldest operating airport starting operations in March 1914 by the Royal Thai Air Force and commencing commercial operations in 1924. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was the first airline to operate into the airport. Don[…]

Rathmines Catalina Festival 2017

Clear skies and beautifully deep-blue waters on the shores of Lake Macquarie with an airshow thrown in as well. What better way to spend a day out for a good cause than at the 11th annual Rathmines Catalina Festival ? The festival is held to promote the history of the[…]

The Red Baron Flies Again.

The quiet grass strip at Luskintyre,in the Hunter Valley near Newcastle, NSW, had an unusual, but very welcome visitor recently, in the form of Fokker DR.1 Triplane replica, VH-FXP, operated by The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) in Queensland. The Triplane replica had been at Luskintyre for some work at the hands[…]

Vulcan turns 65 years old

The 30th of August marks the 65th Anniversary of the first test flight of the Avro Vulcan prototype VX770. Much has changed over those 65 years however the Vulcan is still reverred by the Brits.  As a nuclear deterant the aircraft type served the UK well. The type was also[…]

Royal Thai Navy Museum U-Tapao Naval Base

The Royal Thai Navy has established an aviation museum in recent times at one of its operating bases. The base at U-Tapao is located 140Kms Southeast of Bangkok and is home to the Royal Thai Navy First Air Wing. U-Tapao is the main flying base for the Royal Thai Navy,[…]

Life’s a Beech Adventure.

The beautiful silver twin seemed to hang motionless in the air as the day’s last light danced across its graceful, classic lines. One of the newest additions (or returns?) to Australian skies is the lovely Beech 18 VH-BHS “Miss Maple” of Chris and Haley Tibbetts from Beech Adventures, based at[…]