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

South Australian Aviation Museum – Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day 2017 – Part II

Continuing on from my visit to the South Australian Aviation Museum (SAAM) Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day on Sunday April 9th, 2017, lets take a look at my time in their main display hangar. Inside this hangar is where they keep their two jewels in the crown (in my opinion), an RAAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc and… Read More South Australian Aviation Museum – Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day 2017 – Part II

Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 European Theatre Warbirds

There is never any shortage of warbird action at the Planes of Fame Airshow and 2015 showcased many European Theatre World War Two era aircraft including a Bell P-63 Kingcobra (mostly flown by the Soviets as it was seen as inferior to the P-51 Mustang by the USAAF), the Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) venerable transport,  Lockheed… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 European Theatre Warbirds

Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: The Ultimate Photo Bomber!

You often see someone photo bombing another persons selfie and so forth but how about this World War Two era North American B-25 Mitchell photo bombing a Douglas C-47 Skytrain at this years Planes of Fame Airshow? Literally the ultimate photo bomber! Hawker Sea Fury “Dreadnought” soon turned the tables though. Here “Dreadnought” can be seen photo… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: The Ultimate Photo Bomber!

A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: The Cold War Begins & Korea Erupts – 1945 to 1953

2014 marks the centenary of military aviation in Australia. To commemorate this I am writing a six-part series of articles on the key stages of the RAAF: The Early Years – 1914 to 1939 (World War One and the interwar years), World War Two – 1939 to 1945, The Cold War begins and the Korean War – 1945 to 1953, South East Asian… Read More A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: The Cold War Begins & Korea Erupts – 1945 to 1953

WW2 Weekend 2013 (Part 1) – Bombers, Transports & Military Reenactors

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania hosted their annual World War Two Weekend on June 7th to 9th, 2013. What an event! Despite inclement weather leading into the weekend it turned out pretty nice and plenty of flying was able to happen with many classic Warbirds from that era taking to the skies. On top of this… Read More WW2 Weekend 2013 (Part 1) – Bombers, Transports & Military Reenactors