It was windy, dusty and hot, very hot, at Avalon this year! Temperatures pushed upwards of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and it was not for the feint hearted – heat stroke was apparently a problem in the crowd on the public days (March 1st to 3rd)! I have been to many scorching shows in… Read More Avalon Australian International Airshow 2019
When you think of the two-seat trainer version of the legendary “Scooter“, the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft, the first thing that springs to mind is the TA-4 tandem two-seat variant with one canopy, as operated by the US Navy, US Marine Corps, Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force and many other armed… Read More Singapore’s Double Bubble Super Skyhawk!
In addition to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) assets the Avalon Australian International Airshow 2017 also included international military flying displays from the USAF and RNZAF. The USAF solo handling displays were performed admirably in a General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (aka “Viper”) multi-role fighter and the always impressive Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter… Read More Australian International Airshow 2017 – International Military Visitors
Gunfighter Skies 2014 was held at Mountain Home USAF base in Idaho over the weekend of September 20th to 21st, 2014. The air displays were the main feature of the open house, but what’s an air show without lots of static displays to check out so you can get a closer look at all kinds… Read More Gunfighter Skies 2014 – Open House Static Aircraft Displays
Gunfighter Skies 2014 was held at Mountain Home USAF base in Idaho over the weekend of September 20th to 21st, 2014. I attended both days (you never what is and isn’t going to fly each day) and although the weather was a bit overcast on the second day (storms were brewing) both offered plenty of… Read More Gunfighter Skies 2014 – The Air Show
Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho was the scene for the USAF Gunfighter Skies Open House on September 20th to 21st, 2014. Mountain Home is the USAF base for the 366th Fighter Wing the “Gunfighters” (389th Fighter Squadron and 391st Fighter Squadron the “Bold Tigers“) operating the McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle. The F-15E is a two… Read More Gunfighter Skies 2014 – F-15 Strike Eagle Country