Wings Over Illawarra 2017: Military Helicopter Statics

There were a number of Australian Defence Force helicopters on static display at Wings Over Illawarra 2017. These included from nearby HMAS Albatross (Naval Air Station Nowra) a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) 723 Squadron Bell 429 utility and training helicopter (3 have been in service since April 2012), a 816 Squadron Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk all-weather, day/night… Read More Wings Over Illawarra 2017: Military Helicopter Statics

Wings Over Illawarra 2017: RAN MH-60R “Romeo” Seahawk

The newest asset in the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm is the Sikorsky MH-60R “Romeo” Seahawk (N48-009) all-weather, day/night operations, anti-submarine/anti-shipping helicopter which also has a secondary Search And Rescue role. Fitted with advanced avionics and weapons systems, it can carry Mk.54 anti-submarine torpedoes and Hellfire air-to-surface missiles. 24 are on order for operation from RAN… Read More Wings Over Illawarra 2017: RAN MH-60R “Romeo” Seahawk

Wings Over Illawarra 2017: RAAF Williamtown Hornets Blazing Through the Sky

No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) and No. 3 Squadron RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet multi-role fighters arrived at Wings Over Illawarra on Saturday May 6th, 2017 from RAAF Williamtown in roaring style with an impromptu air show performance before landing in preparation for their show closing, Saturday only air display. By the time the late afternoon had arrived and… Read More Wings Over Illawarra 2017: RAAF Williamtown Hornets Blazing Through the Sky

Wings Over Illawarra 2017: Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Showcase

The Saturday flying displays on May 6th, 2017 provided plenty of action during Wings Over Illawarra 2017 at Illawarra Regional Airport in NSW and the former RAAF de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (No. 38 Squadron – A4-210) Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) transport and Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune (No. 10 Sqn – A89-273) maritime patrol aircraft of the Historical… Read More Wings Over Illawarra 2017: Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Showcase

Kyneton Air Show 2017 – Part VI: Static Displays & Aircraft Departures

Continuing on from my attendance at the great Kyneton Air Show on Sunday April 23rd, 2017, lets take a look at the various aircraft on static display. I will also show some photos on activity around the Kyneton Airfield after the air show and visiting aircraft departures. Statics Post Air Show & Departures After the… Read More Kyneton Air Show 2017 – Part VI: Static Displays & Aircraft Departures