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Warbirds over Scone-Heads Up

Australian spotters will be treated to many great airshows this season but one of the must-see highlights on this years calendar will surely be the Bengalla Warbirds over Scone event on Sunday 25th March 2018 at Scone and Upper Hunter Airport. Following on from the very successful Flight of the Hurricane[…]

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[…]

Kyneton Aero Club Airshow 2017

It might be a small country town an hour north of Melbourne however that didn’t stop the Kyneton Aero Club hosting the 2017 Airshow in a big a way! The Airshow was postponed from its original date in October due to to the poor weather at the time, thankfully the[…]

Rathmines Catalina Festival 2016

An aquatic setting at a former RAAF seaplane base on Lake Macquarie with a beautiful backdrop and modern and historic aircraft displaying overhead; what’s not to enjoy? The Rathmines Catalina Festival is held to promote the history of the former RAAF flying boat base on Lake Maquarie, just south of[…]

Friday Night Frenzy

 Photos by ASO team members Peter Chrismas, Mark Jessop and Leigh Atkinson Start delayed, but worth the wait! Temora Aviation Museum tried something a little bit different this year by extending the show back into the Friday night. Hampered by high winds and hot weather the start of the first Friday[…]

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,[…]

2015 Hunter Valley Airshow

The July 4th & 5th weekend saw the inaugural Hunter Valley Airshow held at Maitland airport (also known as Rutherford), just 30 minutes’ drive west of Newcastle (or about 2 hour’s drive up the freeway from Sydney) at the start of the picturesque Hunter Valley, which is right in my[…]

Gunnedah 2015 and “Craft Airshows”

Back in March, Gunnedah Aeroclub (with significant assistance and support from the team at Paul Bennet Air Shows) held the “Gunnedah Air Spectacular” and ASO went along to check it out. Gunnedah lies just three and a half hours northwest of Newcastle (or about five hours from Sydney) and is[…]