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Fly Corporate Air expands its Essendon Fields services.

  It was the perfect day for an inaugural flight as FC223, a Fly Corporate Saab SF340 VH-VEO touched down at approximately 08:00am on a beautiful Melbourne morning at Essendon Fields.   Fly Corporate which is a subsidiary of Corporate Air, began its air operations in 1972 providing charter and[…]

Wings Over Illawarra 2018-Aerobatics

No airshow would be complete without the thrilling spectacle of high performance aerobatics and WOI 2018 certainly didn’t disappoint, with a gathering of the very best solo and formation displays that Australia has to offer dazzling the crowds with their physics-defying gyrations and coordinated formation maneuvers.   Glenn Graham, Rebel[…]

Wings Over Illawarra 2018 – Defence Showcase

ADF Showcase It was the largest contingent of Australian Defence Force aircraft and helicopters at a Wings Over the Illawarra ever! The Royal Australian Air Force presented examples of the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, Lockheed Martin C-130J, Boeing P-8 Poseidon, Alenia C-27J Spartan, McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-18A Hornet, BAe Hawk-127 and[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]