Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Norman on Sat 14 Feb 2015, 10:02 pm

Fair Enough

Have a great time
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby whitecat on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 10:10 am

The flying programme has been released on their site: http://www.airshow.com.au/airshow2015/PUBLIC/program/index.asp.
Just on the day you want to see.

Looking forward to it.
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Norman on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 10:22 am

Singaporean F16's (3) arrived this afternoon

Cant say i am thrilled to bits with the flying programme as it looks on paper but i'm sure it will be fine in reality

What i am looking forward to is the AAA ( antique) show at Echuca in March with warbirds and classics coming from all over OZ, the last one at Echuca was a ripper, nice light for statics on friday evening and clear skies on the show days , roll on !
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Red Dragon on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 2:46 pm

Well a few years back the RAF did a role demo which in fairness was good but only lasted 20 or so minutes, this one at Avalon seems to be between 60 - 90 minutes in various segments. To me it looks awesome, but I'll finally get to see the Wedgetail in the sky and to see the RAAF Legecy hornet finally doing its thing.

A question for Norman or anyone who can answer, will the aircraft that are displaying in the role demo be operating from avalon (taking off and landing) or flying in from their respective bases every day doing the demo and then RTB? :snack:
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Adam L. on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 2:50 pm

Red Dragon wrote:Well a few years back the RAF did a role demo which in fairness was good but only lasted 20 or so minutes, this one at Avalon seems to be between 60 - 90 minutes in various segments. To me it looks awesome, but I'll finally get to see the Wedgetail in the sky and to see the RAAF Legecy hornet finally doing its thing.

A question for Norman or anyone who can answer, will the aircraft that are displaying in the role demo be operating from avalon (taking off and landing) or flying in from their respective bases every day doing the demo and then RTB? :snack:


I think nearly all (if not all) will fly from Avalon as most are also due to be on static display. Although I've heard "static" means parked somewhere on the other side of the runway, just too far away to get good photographs!
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Norman on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 7:25 pm

Re Aircraft flying and static locations

The KC30 and Wedgetail may be in the static park But those flying could well operate from their respective bases and use the process as a training excercise, they are usually parked in the Heavies area where photos are easily obtained , having said that they can easily be taxied out to display, we will have to wait and see

The Singaporean F-16's are all likely to be in the fighter park and again easily accessed for pics so i shouldnt worry about getting near them

Hope this helps

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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Adam L. on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 11:04 pm

Norman wrote:Re Aircraft flying and static locations

The KC30 and Wedgetail may be in the static park But those flying could well operate from their respective bases and use the process as a training excercise, they are usually parked in the Heavies area where photos are easily obtained , having said that they can easily be taxied out to display, we will have to wait and see

The Singaporean F-16's are all likely to be in the fighter park and again easily accessed for pics so i shouldnt worry about getting near them

Hope this helps

Cheers


I stand corrected
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 12:35 am

Norman wrote:Re Aircraft flying and static locations

The KC30 and Wedgetail may be in the static park But those flying could well operate from their respective bases and use the process as a training excercise, they are usually parked in the Heavies area where photos are easily obtained , having said that they can easily be taxied out to display, we will have to wait and see

The Singaporean F-16's are all likely to be in the fighter park and again easily accessed for pics so i shouldnt worry about getting near them

Hope this helps

Cheers


Many thanks Norman, I downoaded the airfield map and your description makes perfect sense :clap:
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Norman on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 5:09 am

Just so you know i wasnt trying to correct anyone

I am not here to grandstand

Just here to help if i can

I'm too old, and too much of a has been and worn out to do anything else !!

Cheers Guys
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Matt W. on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 8:54 am

According to the airshows Facebook page, the F-22 will no longer be doing a flying display... :sad:

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianInte ... 6537527018
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Norman on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 9:16 am

Yes

take a look at the previous page
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Norman on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 8:34 pm

Singapore F16's during return to Avalon following display over Canberra

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/r2JSfh]Image[/url]NWL_5466 by Nikon boy1, on Flickr/url]

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/rjhbYt]Image[/url]NWL_5468 by Nikon boy1, on Flickr/url]

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/qnvVTP]Image[/url]NWL_5490 by Nikon boy1, on Flickr/url]
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Norman on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 8:57 pm

F22 Raptors arriving early evening in front of a passing storm

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/rjbFb8]Image[/url]NWL_5861 by Nikon boy1, on Flickr/url]

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/r2KRZh]Image[/url]NWL_5838 by Nikon boy1, on Flickr/url]

ImageNWL_5866 by Nikon boy1, on Flickr

Will spend more time processing these when i get time ! after the show
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby CJS on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 8:57 pm

They look great don't they?

Edit - the f16s I mean ;-)
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Adam L. on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 11:13 pm

What stunning shots!

Still trying to get over the Black Knights' colour scheme, which is probably my favourite on any team. Now I'm waiting to see their display so I can find out whether they've added anything new from last year's excellent show. Their 6-ship is excellent (I prefer it over the Thunderbirds), but as for the 2-ship, we'll need to wait and see...
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 6:32 am

Lovely shots Norman, looking forward to seeing them in real life :smile:

I spent the day at Williamtown today and photographed the "Worimi" F/A-18 (A21-23) take off, in all there are currently 5 special paint schemes based at Williamtown and there should be 3 at Avalon, hoping the other 2 (3 Sqn and grumpy monkey) rock up there on the day. :rock:

I can't post any photos as I have no access to photobucket until I get home :sad:

I can't wait to see it all! :snack:
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Norman on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 6:43 am

Hi

I got the Worimi bird arriving today along with the others ( in a very dark sky) and am scheduled to attend unveiling tomorrow morning so fingers crossed

see you soon !

Cheers

Norm
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 9:47 am

Norman wrote:Hi

I got the Worimi bird arriving today along with the others ( in a very dark sky) and am scheduled to attend unveiling tomorrow morning so fingers crossed

see you soon !

Cheers

Norm


I just got the F-35 presentation e-mail, I'd love to attend it but I'm mid air at the time from newcastle to melbourne! :mad:

Well roll on the show!
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Adam L. on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 12:32 pm

So Friday Night Alight is done, and I WISH I had been there! I've been sent this photo (http://thisisflight.net/features/2015-2 ... 15/hornet/) by my Australia contributor - stunning stuff!
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 1:47 pm

Well, I can honestly tell you that having seen dozens of Swiss, Finnish and Spanish F/A-18C displays this one blew them out of the water, it was superb also popping flares at the top of loops helped but the max G turn with afterburner was just :hypno:

I can't wait to photograph the display in full daylight (not twilight like tonight) tomorrow. If the F/A-18C pilot is reading this, then :clap: to him!
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Adam L. on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 1:53 pm

Red Dragon wrote:Well, I can honestly tell you that having seen dozens of Swiss, Finnish and Spanish F/A-18C displays this one blew them out of the water, it was superb also popping flares at the top of loops helped but the max G turn with afterburner was just :hypno:

I can't wait to photograph the display in full daylight (not twilight like tonight) tomorrow. If the F/A-18C pilot is reading this, then :clap: to him!


The RAAF Hornet at the Singapore Airshow was excellent, even without the flares. I can only imagine what that was like...
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 9:05 pm

Adam L. wrote:
Red Dragon wrote:Well, I can honestly tell you that having seen dozens of Swiss, Finnish and Spanish F/A-18C displays this one blew them out of the water, it was superb also popping flares at the top of loops helped but the max G turn with afterburner was just :hypno:

I can't wait to photograph the display in full daylight (not twilight like tonight) tomorrow. If the F/A-18C pilot is reading this, then :clap: to him!


The RAAF Hornet at the Singapore Airshow was excellent, even without the flares. I can only imagine what that was like...


He wasn't liberal with them, which was ok, he just popped 5 at the top of the loop, but he really put the afterburners on, and the twig blight just made the burners stick out more, really looking forward to the display later.
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby stratocaster on Thu 13 Aug 2015, 10:04 am

One day I'll attend as it looks amazing. Love the photo's! That F-22,Hawaii tail code? wasn't aware there were Raptors based there! I thought it was Holloman or Alaska they were based at "HO" "AK" tailcodes. :oops:
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Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

Postby Red Dragon on Thu 13 Aug 2015, 11:52 am

stratocaster wrote:One day I'll attend as it looks amazing. Love the photo's! That F-22,Hawaii tail code? wasn't aware there were Raptors based there! I thought it was Holloman or Alaska they were based at "HO" "AK" tailcodes. :oops:


If you do go to Avalon 2017, Make sure you have a platinum Mastercard/ Barclaycard if you want to buy a Raptor T-shirt. The RAAF/ Army/ RAN, Singaporean, USN P-8 and USAF B-52 T-shirts were on sale for $20-30 AusD (£10-15-ish) each. The F-22 T-shirts were on sale for $60-80 AusD (£30-40-ish) each. The Australians in true style were telling them they were overpriced! All the other T-shirts were sold out by Saturday afternoon, but the Raptor ones were still on the table!

I'm thinking of going to Avalon 2017 (my third) so if you have any questions about the show/ planning for the show feel free to ask.
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