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Mudgee Airshow 2016.

The Texan made a spectacular sight in its bright silver, red and yellow colours, trailing a ribbon of white smoke against the crisp, clear blue autumn sky accompanied by the characteristic rasp of its radial engine and prop. Back in April the Mudgee Aeroclub held the Wings, Wheels and Wine air[…]

Paul Bennet Airshows Air-to-Air

The team at Paul Bennet Airshows seem to have an aircraft breeding program going on. They close the hangar doors at night then, in the morning, Presto! There’s a new one in there. 😉 I was recently offered the opportunity to capture the most recent additions to the roster; a[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Heads-Up: Wirraway at Wings Over Illawarra.

The Wings Over Illawarra show is not too far away now! For something a bit different to whet your appetite, how about a unique view of how the show might look from the pilot’s point of view? Major participants at this weekend’s show will include the team from Paul Bennet[…]

Luskintyre, April 2016

It was a very pleasant afternoon’s “spotting” out at Luskintyre in early April 2016, including a chance to see Paul Bennet and the Sky Aces doing their routine. Here are a few of my photos from the day. Motty.

Air to air with a pair of Wolfs.

As mentioned in our previous articles covering their growth into China (Paul Bennet Airshows; Aerobatic Ambassadors) and their epic journey to New Guinea last year (Warbirds return to New Guinea), Paul Bennet purchased a second Wolf Pitts to accompany his distinctive, bright yellow, Wolf Pitts Pro to allow him to[…]

Paul Bennet Airshows, Aerobatic Ambassadors.

The small, bright yellow biplane seems to hang in the air, almost on its side, just feet above the ground and trailing a long plume of white smoke, with the name emblazoned across the top wing leaving no doubt over who is responsible for such an impressive display of aerobatic[…]

Mustang and Pitts air-to-air.

Every once in a while we all have one of those “is this really happening?” moments. Recently, finding myself sitting in the back of a Yak-52 at around 3000 feet, canopy open, buffeted by the slipstream, looking out at a P-51 Mustang and a bright orange Wolf Pitts S1-11X sitting[…]

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,[…]