Category Archives: Air shows

Air shows, races and fly-ins

Won’t be working at Avalon this time :(

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Every two years the Avalon Airshow is held at Avalon Airfield (YMAV) about an hour out of Melbourne on the way to Geelong. Aircraft range from warbirds to super hornets, 747s to C17s, lighties, loonies and the tradeshow. While nothing … Continue reading

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Lilydale Airport Airshow (Yakkity Yaks)

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On Saturday I was taking Kitt out to the Yarra Valley for a “Hen’s Party” winery tour (the “Buck’s Party” was last weekend – paintball – I’ve still got bruises) when I spotted a sign saying that Lilydale Airport (YLIL) … Continue reading

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Dinner Flights

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Here in Melbourne we have at least one DC-3 based out at Essendon airport (YMEN) that’s operated by Short Stop Jet Charter. They have it available for winery tours, joy flights and dinner flights. It’s not uncommon to hear it … Continue reading

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Military day at Albert Park

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On the way home from the city today, we caught glimpses of the RAAF Roulettes demonstration team putting on a show over Albert Park. I was wondering if they might have been doing a practice run for the Dawn Patrol … Continue reading

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Roulettes over Albert Park

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I just watched the RAAF Roulettes display from the roof of our apartment building. We’re pretty close to Albert Park where the Melbourne Grand Prix is running and, while not a perfect viewing place (damned trees) it wasn’t bad. Now, … Continue reading

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Airshow Pix – Day 1 loaded

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At last, I’ve finally had enough time to load the first day’s photos from the airshow on the website. You can find them in my photo collection. I just need to finish the Grand Prix pix, then do the other … Continue reading

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Avalon Airshow 2007 – The aftermath

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Well, it’s been a couple of days now and I’m pretty much recovered from the Avalon Airshow (although my feet are still a bit sore now & then :) The big thing about this airshow was that it all just … Continue reading

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Avalon Airshow 2007 – Day 8

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Another beautiful day at Avalon Airport – even better than yesterday. Today was my last day with the Airshow, working to help the remaining aircraft leave. I arrived early and walked around taking some “early morning” photos of the large … Continue reading

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Avalon Airshow 2007 – Day 7

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The last official day of the Airshow and I left home early to arrive at 7am. I would have been on time, except I forgot to set my clocks back 1 hour before I went to bed (daylight savings ended … Continue reading

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Avalon Airshow 2007 – Day 6

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As yesterday was hot n windy, today was cold n windy with rain. What a change. The carparks were a sea of mud, as were the public areas around the airfield. It dried quickly but it took until the afternoon … Continue reading

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