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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[…]

Townsville’s T150 Defence Force Open Day 2016

ASO Team Member – Martin.P Quiet and still. What a contrast to yesterdays show where less than 24 hours ago this beast was carving the air like a knife through butter! Of course, I’m talking about the USAF F-16 on static display at the RAAF base in Townsville for the[…]

Hawker Hurricane flies in Australia

The Hawker Hurricane is an extremely rare aircraft in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one example being operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War Two, here in Australia. A Hawker Hurricane Mk.I fitted with tropical equipment, V7476 was imported into Australia in 1941 by the British[…]

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[…]

Hurricane Public Open Day at Scone NSW.

We are very pleased to announce that the team at Vintage Fighter Restorations and the owners of the Hurricane will be having a public open day at Scone Airport so the public can see the Hurricane up close. The date is the 12th of November and it’s locked in. So[…]

TEXAN Air-to-Air

It takes a lot for a Texan to stand out amongst the crowd, given the large number of this popular warbird still flying around the world, but Fleet Warbirds’ VH-WHF does so in style. Thanks to the generosity of the team at Paul Bennet Airshows and Fleet Warbirds, I was[…]

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[…]

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[…]