Tyabb Airshow 2020.

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GeorgeP
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Tyabb Airshow 2020.

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G'day all,

Ron recently posted his images and comments about this biennial show, so I thought that I'd hold off for a while.
This excellent little show is held at Tyabb Airport, approximately 50km south east of Melbourne. The location is also home to the Old Aeroplane Company, a warbird restoration and maintenance shop, so plenty of warbirds to be seen here.

Below are a few images of the performers and some visiting aircraft. Thanks for viewing.

1. A Wittman Tailwind, eponymous with the airfield that I was hoping to re-visit this year. Sadly, I think that Airventure 2020 will soon be cancelled.
ImageWittman by GP1961, on Flickr
2. Another homebuilt, an RV-6A.
ImageVH-YOY - 1126 by GP1961, on Flickr

3. A lovely little French-built helicopter, the Cabri G2.
ImageVH-DGL - 1085 by GP1961, on Flickr

4. One of the airshow participants, a CAC Winjeel.
ImageWinjeel VH-FTS - 1072 small by GP1961, on Flickr

5. A visiting 1965 680-FL Commander. Ted Smith-designed aircraft always look so modern, even when they're 55 years old.
ImageVH-UJA Tyabb 2020 small by GP1961, on Flickr

6. This Vibrator is a regular at many SE Australia airshows and fly-ins.
ImageBT-13A VH-JKV - 1387 by GP1961, on Flickr

7. Another locally-designed and -made Victa Airtourer.
ImageVicta - 1165 small by GP1961, on Flickr

8. One of four Harvards that put on an excellent aerobatic display.
ImageT6 VH-YVI - 1656 small by GP1961, on Flickr

9. The RAAF Museum's immaculate CAC-built Mustang which recently returned to display flying.
ImageMustang - 1622 small by GP1961, on Flickr

10. The CT-4 Airtrainer, previously in service with the RAAF, now in private hands.
ImageCT4 VH-MCT - 1515 small by GP1961, on Flickr

11. The airshow had a aerobatic component and who better than 13-times Australian aerobatic champion, Chris Sperou. I've had the pleasure of seeing his excellent displays for almost 40 years. At age 80 plus (yes, eighty!),he shows no sign of slowing down.
ImageChris Sperou - 1445 small by GP1961, on Flickr

12. Another Ted Smith design, an Aerostar which, like the Commander (above), still looks ahead of its time. This aircraft and two other charter aircraft flew a tribute to the airfield's Chief Pilot and CFI who was recently killed in a mid-air collision.
ImageAerostar VH-IDP - 1193 small by GP1961, on Flickr

13. The RAAF usually send at least one of their aircraft and this time it was the C27 Spartan.
ImageC27 A34-007 - 1607 small by GP1961, on Flickr

14. Last but not least, this Cessna Aerobat put on an excellent display of energy management.
ImageC152 - 1364 small by GP1961, on Flickr
Cheers,

George

Melbourne, Australia.

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Wbirdnut
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Re: Tyabb Airshow 2020.

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Thanks George, nice set of diverse machines, probably the last airshow
downunder for some time.

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Wbirdnut wrote:...probably the last airshow downunder for some time.
I reckon you might be correct. The Antiquers have posponed (not cancelled, ...yet) their 2020 annual fly-in. The last communication that I received was an email to advise that they were thinking about early Sep., 2020.
Cheers,

George

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Ronoz
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Re: Tyabb Airshow 2020.

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GeorgeP wrote:
Wbirdnut wrote:...probably the last airshow downunder for some time.
I reckon you might be correct. The Antiquers have posponed (not cancelled, ...yet) their 2020 annual fly-in. The last communication that I received was an email to advise that they were thinking about early Sep., 2020.

..--depends a bit on perceptions of "some time"...as I am pretty sure September will roll around quickly, I think Temora should be ok for October & will take a chance on booking a ticket & who knows Oshkosh "could" still happen, but getting there would probably be the bigger challenge!
- very nice set too, you were obviously there early enough to get some of the arrivals.....I think the Kiwi T6 in the gallery was the pic of the bunch for me!
Cheers, R.

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