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2019 Australian International Airshow RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

  The 2019 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition held at Avalon Airport  near Geelong in Victoria, is the 14th time the show has been held since its inception back in October 1992.  This biennial show is one of the Asia-Pacific regions most prestigious and the largest of[…]

Within the cargo hold of a 747

During 2006, I was fortunate enough to have been employed as a driver for a transport company that dealt with many customers who relied upon air freight in and out of the country. Almost daily I would sit in long queue’s awaiting my turn to make it to the clerks[…]

Australian International Airshow 2017

Fast Jets and Aerobatics. By Mark Jessop To be back again at the Australian International Air Show is something that is always special,this year’s show was shaping up to be the best. For me, I had never seen a F-22 display, B-1B, EA-18G, P-8, AH-64E Apache in the flesh and[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Tyabb Airshow 2016

Located on the Mornington Peninsula in Southern Victoria, Tyabb aerodrome is operated by the Peninsula Aero Club. The Airshow on Sunday 13th March is held every two years. This years event wasn’t without dramas with rather strange seasonal weather held a few aircraft back from being able to attend. The[…]

Hawk 127 LIFCAP

A27-27 captured from Tomaree headland, Nelson Bay, Australia, during flight trials for the Lead-In-Fighter, Capability Assurance Programme (LIFCAP) in April, 2015. Operated by 79 Squadron at Pearce, Western Australia (for type conversion) and 76 Squadron at Williamtown, near Newcsatle, New South Wales (for Introductory Fighter Training), with both units also[…]

Current list of Future Air Shows and Events

2018 Shows and Events March  11th-Tyabb Airshow-Peninsula Aero Club, Tyabb, Victoria. Website 17th-Yarrum Centenary of Flight-Yarram Aero Club, Yarram Parkside Aerodrome Victoria. Website  25th-Bengalla Warbirds Over Scone-Scone and Upper Hunter Airport, NSW-Website April 7th & 8th-Bathurst Soar, Ride & Shine-Bathurst Regional Airport, NSW-Website 14th-Parkes Aero Spectacular-Parkes Aeroclub, NSW-Facebook Page 29th-Mudgee Wings, Wheels[…]

Base Visit: 8FW “The Wolfpack”, Kunsan, South Korea.

“Defend the base, Accept follow-on forces, Take the fight north!” This is the unusually succinct motto which guides the daily operations of the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) 8th Fighter Wing (FW) in South Korea and while it’s probably just a coincidence, the runway even points due north too. In early[…]