Kyneton Air Show 2017 – Part I: Aerobatic Displays

The Kyneton Air Show on Sunday April 23rd, 2017 in country Victoria was a great show with a good crowd turnout that I was glad to attend with a couple of my uncles. I always enjoy going to smaller air shows which feature local airfield resident aircraft and visiting aircraft such as warbirds and military aircraft. You can wander the airfield, take a look in open hangars, see aircraft up close, talk to the pilots and enjoy some great flying.

Aerobatics & Formation Flying

Paul Bennet Airshows (Wolf Pitts Pro aerobatics) had a lot to do with making this a fun day, along with Chris Sperou in his Pitts S1-11B “Super Stinkerand numerous warbird, civil and experimental kit aircraft owners in both flying and static displays. A low cloud ceiling delayed the start of the show and the weather caused some minor issues during the day but generally it flowed well and was interspersed with plenty of sunny moments. Gaps in the flying program were filled with Remote Controlled aircraft displays – despite the opening RC jet running off the runway and meeting a crunching end with a fence, the show went on without further mishap!

RC aircraft accident Kyneton Air Show 2017
Air Show fly-ins and the opening jet RC aircraft accident!
Vans RV-6 and Corby Starlet kit planes Kyneton Air Show 2017
Vans RV-6 and Corby Starlet kit planes take-off
Vans RV-6 and Corby Starlet kit planes Kyneton Air Show 2017
Vans RV-6 and Corby Starlet kit planes – The clouds!

Paul Bennet Airshows

Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows – Paul in his Pitts Wolf Pro taxiing past the crowd line at the Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro take-off
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro aerobatics
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro aerobatics high and low!
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro low pass
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro low pass continues
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows Pitts Wolf Pro landing at Kyneton Airfield

Chris Sperou

Chris Sperou Kyneton Air Show 2017
Chris Sperou in his Pitts S1-11B “Super Stinker” – He is still bringing the aerobatic goods at 79 years of age!
Chris Sperou Super Stinker Kyneton Air Show 2017
Chris Sperou the legendary aerobatic pilot who has won the Australian National Championships 13 times
Chris Sperou Super Stinker Kyneton Air Show 2017
Aerobatics in the Pitts S1-11B “Super Stinker”
Chris Sperou Super Stinker Kyneton Air Show 2017
The “Super Stinker” is a zippy little aerobatic aircraft
Chris Sperou Super Stinker Kyneton Air Show 2017
Chris Sperou

Skyblazers

ky Blazers Beech Bonanza Chris Sperou Super Stinker Kyneton Air Show 2017
Sky Blazers Beech Bonanza being encircled by Chris Sperou in his “Super Stinker” at the Kyneton Air Show 2017

Aerobatic Finale

Paul Bennet Airshows and Chris Sperou completed the flying program with some rigorous tandem aerobatics in their Pitts Wolf Pro and Pitts S1-11B “Super Stinker“. They wowed the crowd one more time!

Paul Bennet Airshows Wolf Pitts Pro and Chris Sperou in his Pitts S1-11B "Super Stinker" prepare for some tandem aerobatic displays Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows Wolf Pitts Pro and Chris Sperou in his Pitts S1-11B “Super Stinker” prepare for some tandem aerobatic displays
Paul Bennet Airshows take-off Kyneton Air Show 2017
Paul Bennet Airshows take-off
Paul Bennet Airshows Kyneton Air Show 2017
The Wolf Pitts Pro is a powerful Pitts variant
Chris Sperou Super Stinker Kyneton Air Show 2017
Chris Sperou take-off
Chris Sperou Super Stinker Kyneton Air Show 2017
A fine performance by Chris Sperou

In my next post I will show some photos from the Yak-52 Formation Team display. They put on some nice flying in this former Soviet training aircraft.

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