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Evans Head – Heads Up

Its 2018 already and the air show calendar is kicking off with the first show of the year at Evans Head in Northern NSW this weekend. With a two day show on the 6th and 7th of January including some classic warbird action, this is one worth checking out if you can make it. 

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“The Flying Undertaker” P-51D Mustang is always a feature at Evans Head.
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Lil Jugs rumbles down the runway.
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Part of the trainer formation that graced the skies in 2017.

As you can see from the attached shots last year’s show had the added interest of some damp weather which made for some spectacular take offs. The weather didn’t hamper the aerial action though and there was plenty to see from the coming and going GA traffic to the rescue chopper winching display. The latest information suggests the weather is looking good for this weekend!!

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The Westpac rescue team put on a great display during the 2017 Great Eastern Fly In.

The Aerodrome has plenty of military history associated with it, being the WWII home of the No1 Bombing and Gunnery School and later No 1 Air Observers School as RAAF Base Evens Head. The onsite museum holds a nice static collection including ex RAAF F-111 A8-147.

Entry to the event is free and there is free onsite parking available.

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Get up close and feel the noise of a classic V12
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… or some big radial action!

 

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The L-39 Albatross adds some jet age action to the mix.
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Captain Cam in his Yak 52 always puts on an awesome display.
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Some ultra light aircraft action gets amongst the warbirds.

 

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On Saturday the aviation action is supported by a open air market and on Sunday a magnificent collection of vintage and sports cars roll up for the show and shine.

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Some of the cool old rolling metal at the Show and Shine on the Sunday

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For more information about the Great Eastern Flyin at Evans Head you can check out their facebook page HERE

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