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2019 Australian International Airshow USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

  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[…]

33 Squadron, Topping Up in the Top End!

  Affair – During Exercise Pitch Black 2018 in the far northern part of Australia, Royal Australian Air force KC-30A of 33 Squadron have been conducting aerial refuelling training with participating Australian and foreign military aircraft. Aviation Spotters Online have been capturing many parts of this year’s exercise including team[…]

Appointment With Amphibious Assault Ship, The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)

EXERCISE Talisman Sabre 2017 (TS17) wrapped up at the end of August for another two years, here in Central Queensland. In the final week of the exercise, a media opportunity became available for Aviation Spotters Online (ASO) to attend and capture a small part of the operations on board one of[…]

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[…]

Darwin Aviation Heritage Museum Open Cockpit Day 2017

It seems less than a year since the last event but Darwin Aviation Heritage Museum has again held it’s annual Open Cockpit Day on Sunday 14th May 2017. It is the one day each year where a selection of normally sealed display aircraft at the museum are opened for public access, not[…]

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[…]

Townsville’s T150 Defence Force Open Day 2016

ASO Team Member – Martin.P Quiet and still. What a contrast to yesterdays show where less than 24 hours ago this beast was carving the air like a knife through butter! Of course, I’m talking about the USAF F-16 on static display at the RAAF base in Townsville for the[…]

Paul Bennet Airshows’ Aerobatic Weekend.

Competition aerobatics is a demanding skill, made particularly difficult due to the fact that prospective competitors are “inside” their displays and can’t actually see their routines from the ground to see how their training or practice might be progressing.  This makes any chance to get some hints and tips from[…]

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[…]