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Aerobatic Aussies Abroad.

We are about to enter “airshow season” here in Australia, with a wide range of aircraft and displays on show for aviation enthusiasts around the country. Star performers at many of these events will be the team from Paul Bennet Airshows with their routines of high performance solo and formation[…]


The very latest technology and hardware in fighter, maritime patrol, surveillance and transport airpower alongside some true classics and a couple of Aussie blokes in their diminutive biplanes wowing the crowds with their displays of formation and solo aerobatic skills. The Seoul Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) is South Korea’s[…]

Avalon Airshow: from grass roots to Australia’s Premier Airshow

After the major success of the 1988 Bicentennial airshow held at Richmond Air Force base in the New South Wales Hawkesbury region, anything that was to follow would be hard to beat. The sight and sounds from all sorts of aircraft types from across the globe. With examples of F-111s[…]

Spotters catch Raptors in Northern Australia

Cover shot above: Ian Hitchcock With the USAF F-22 Raptors in town, northern Australian spotters are having a field day. The Raptors are from 90th Fighter Squadron (90 FS) assigned to the 3d Operations Group, 3d Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Known as the “The Dicemen” the fighters are here[…]

USAF Air Power Comes To The North

A squadron of United States Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptors will arrive in Australia today ahead of the first Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) activity in Australia under the US Force Posture Initiatives. The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the visiting F-22s will be located at RAAF[…]

Aviation Nation 2016

At the start of the year when deciding which air shows around the world I would like to attend, Aviation Nation 2016, held at Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada desert, was one of the first onto that list. Not only is Nellis AFB a location that anyone with[…]

Planes of Fame 2014 – A Quick Look Back

With it only being a few weeks away until I report from the Planes of Fame Air Show 2016 from Chino Airport, California, I thought it would be nice to revisit and have a quick look at the last P.O.F air show I attended, the 2014 show. This was my[…]