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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[…]

Show report: Hunter Valley Airshow 2017

Warbirds, Jets, aerobatics, frontline military hardware, models, glider, paragliders, rag-and-tube and a balloon; it had it all. The second Hunter Valley Airshow was held at Maitland Airport (also known as Rutherford), a small local airfield just a half-hour’s drive west of Newcastle, over the 28th & 29th of January and, just[…]

ANZAC Day 2017 Flypasts

Follow the link below for a very informative map of what, when and where to catch the many ANZAC Day fly-overs by the Royal Australian Air Force. RAAF ANZAC Day Flypasts UPDATE | The location markers on the Anzac Day 2017 Flypast Google map are not displaying correctly on some phones.[…]

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[…]

Corsair and Mustang Air-to-Air

On the Friday afternoon, just before the Hunter Valley Airshow at Maitland a few weeks ago, I was given the incredible opportunity to catch two of the star attractions, Graham Hosking’s amazing F4U-5N Corsair and Judy Pay’s beautiful CAC Mustang, in the air thanks to Paul Bennet Airshows. Sadly, the[…]

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[…]

Flight of the Hurricane

Mark Jessop Who says you can’t have a mini Air Show in 5 weeks time ? Well this is how the whole “Flight of the Hurricane” public flying day came about. Once the 1st 2 flights had been made the team at Vintage Fighter Restorations and owner John Brooks really[…]

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[…]

Air-to-Air with an Aussie Icon

Other than its rarer, more famous and combat proven “little brother”, the Boomerang, there is probably no more stereotypical Aussie warbird than the CAC Wirraway (an Aboriginal word meaning “Challenge” or “Challenger”). An Australian development of the pre-WWII North American NA-16 design, which was itself developed into the widely used[…]