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Mr. 747 Joe Sutter the man behind Boeing’s Queen of the Skies, passes.

He’s known as the ‘Father of the 747’ or the ‘Jumbo Jet’. Joe Sutter, the chief engineer behind the design and build of Boeing’s iconic model 747, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, at the age of 95. Joe joined the US Navy serving on the destroyer escort, Edward H[…]

A flight back in time. Flying in the Douglas DC-3/C-47 VH-AES ‘Hawdon’

Let’s take a step back in time, it’s back to 1941, war is raging and as the United States has now formally entered the war after being attacked at Pearl Harbour by the Japanese Imperial Navy and suffering heavy casualties and losses, the American War machine is now in full[…]

Wings Over Illawarra 2016, a great success.

Hopes were high for this year’s Wings Over Illawarra show, held at Albion Park over the weekend of the 30th April / 01st May, after an unfortunate run of poor weather for the past two shows. This was the third year that the airshow had been planned and organized by[…]

ARMY Red Berets Open WOI2016.

With Wings Over Illawarra 2016 is all wrapped up for another year! The ASO team is also very wrapped to have had the opportunity to cover this great event. With so much content to get out we think maybe we can tease you , so why not start at the beginning[…]

A Rare Pair. Caribou air-to-air.

When was the last time you saw, not just one, but two Caribou in formation and operating from a grass strip in Australia? Luskintyre, in the Hunter Valley,  west of Newcastle and just a couple of hours up the freeway from Sydney, is an idyllic place. A small grass airstrip, set in the[…]

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[…]

Oakey Fly In 2015

Army Flying Museum Oakey Fly-in Saturday 18th April Held at the Museum of Australian Army Flying at Oakey in Queensland, the Oakey Fly-in was a wonderful opportunity to wander through the the museum’s collection and also get up close and personal with some military aircraft both old and new. The museum’s collection[…]

707th Boeing 707-338 Cockpit lands at HARS

In the early hours of July 23rd a Yellow Kenworth stopped behind the tail of the Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA which sits proudly at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) facility at Albion Park. It was what was on the low loader of the Kenworth that had just arrived from RAAF[…]

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[…]