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Avro Shackleton – Griffon engine ground run.

The Avro Shackleton based at the Classic Air Force Airbase at Coventry Airport in the UK is being prepared to be returned to the air by the Shackleton Preservation Trust (see link at bottom). She is at a point where all four of her Rolls Royce Griffon engines can be[…]

2014 Bathurst 1000 RAAF Display

Some of the highlights from the 2014 Bathurst 1000 air display with the RAAF Roulettes and a solo handling display of a F/A-18B Hornet.     Since I only live 2 hours from Bathurst I thought I would make my way across to the displays both days starting with Saturday[…]

Newcastle Mattara Hornet display 2015

Each year, the city of Newcastle, Australia, holds a community event called the Mattara Festival with all kinds of family entertainment and events such a car shows, art displays, an automotive hill-climb, fair rides and plenty more. This year the event was supported  by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Video: Australian International Airshow Arrivals 2015

Known as the Roadside Airshow, the Three days leading up to the start of the Trade Days allow spotters and Aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to sit by the main runways at Avalon Airport,and be treated to the vast array of local and international civil and military aircraft arrivals. Apart from[…]

Gunnedah 2015 and “Craft Airshows”

Back in March, Gunnedah Aeroclub (with significant assistance and support from the team at Paul Bennet Air Shows) held the “Gunnedah Air Spectacular” and ASO went along to check it out. Gunnedah lies just three and a half hours northwest of Newcastle (or about five hours from Sydney) and is[…]