The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Fokker Scout Fighters

Meet the Fokkers… The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) Museum has a fantastic collection of flying reproduction and replica World War One and early pioneering aircraft. A major component of their aircraft are replica and reproduction Fokker scout fighter aircraft as flown by the German Imperial Air Service (Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte) during the 1915-1918 period of… Read More The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Fokker Scout Fighters

Australian Army Flying Museum – Army Aviation from World War One to Vietnam

The Australian Army Flying Museum sits outside the Army Aviation Centre in Oakey, Queensland. Here you can see a great collection of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters operated by the Australian Army Aviation Corps, including replica’s of a number of aircraft operated by the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) during World War One. Australian Flying Corps… Read More Australian Army Flying Museum – Army Aviation from World War One to Vietnam

Australian War Memorial: Knights of the Sky – Albatros D.Va Scout Aircraft

One of my favourite historic aircraft in Australia is the Imperial German Air Service Albatros D.Va (serial number D.5390/17, manufactured around August/September 1917), a World War One scout aircraft displayed at the Australian War Memorial ANZAC Hall, Over the Front: The Great War in the Air exhibition in Canberra. The predecessor of this aircraft was the Albatros D.III… Read More Australian War Memorial: Knights of the Sky – Albatros D.Va Scout Aircraft

A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: The Early Years – 1914 to 1939

To commemorate the centenary of military aviation in Australia (1914 to 2014) I am writing a six-part series 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 Conflicts – 1950 to… Read More A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: The Early Years – 1914 to 1939