Tyabb airshow 2024 *UPDATED 13 Mar*.

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Tyabb airshow 2024 *UPDATED 13 Mar*.

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G'day from a very hot Melbourne where we have endured three days of greater than 38 C, with overnight lows of about 28 C.

The Tyabb airshow is held at a small Mornington Peninsula (check yer maps! :slight_smile: ) airfield that is home to an interesting range of homebuilt, antique and warbird aircraft. Sunday 10th March was the date for this biennial airshow and the weather forecast was for hot, dry northerly winds and a scorching temperature of 39 C. I did consider not attending but I had not been to an airshow since Oshkosh 2023...

The lineup of participating aircraft was excellent, ranging from a homebuilt UFO (Useless Flying Object) to an RAAF PC-21 and C-130. Antique types included a Curtis Robin, Proctor, Tiger Moth, plus a substantial warbird presence in the form of CAC Winjeel trainers, a CAC Avon Sabre, a Merlin-powered Kittyhawk, an F4 Corsair and many more. Thanks for viewing and I hope that you enjoy the images.

First up is the Avenger, part of the Paul Bennet Airshows fleet.
ImageTBM-3E Avenger VH-MML. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


This CAC-built Sabre differs from US-built aicraft because it is powered by a RR Avon and has a 20mm cannon in place of the machine guns.
ImageCA-27 Mk27 Sabre VH-SBR. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


Another CAC-designed and -built aircraft, the Winjeel.
ImageCA-25 Winjeel VH-WJE. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


Here's Paul Bennet flying his Wolfpitts Pro as low as possible. The white patches at the bottom of the image are hats of the Australian Navy Band. I can't recall ever seeing this man fly straight & level.
ImageWolf Pitts Pro. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


This F4 Corsair, which I believe is based at Tyabb, is currently for sale.
ImageF4U-5 Corsair VH-III. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageD-18S VH-FID. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


Another aircraft that is for sale.
ImageBT-13A Valiant VH-JKV. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageDH-82A Tiger Moth VH-AYI. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageAT-6C Harvard VH-NAH. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr

That's it for now, I'll post more as I process them.
Last edited by GeorgeP on Wed 13 Mar 2024, 11:03 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Stonking first shot there George, thanks for posting :-)
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Great images, George! I love that scheme on the Corsair, and I don't think I've ever seen a Valiant in green.

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Absolutely love that Honduran Corsair. Looks fantastic.

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Thanks for the comments! A few more...


ImageB75N1 Kaydet VH-PWS. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageCorsair and Avenger. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageAT-6C Harvard VH-NZH. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageF-1 Ercoupe VH-LDN. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageCT-4A Airtrainer VH-SZK. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageP.28 Proctor Mk I VH-UZS. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


Against a 25kt headwind, these Tigers took quite a while to travel the length of the 'field. Walking was probably a better option.
ImageTiger formation. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


Once again, the CFI of the aero club demonstrated his excellent flying skill and knowledge of physics. In hot 'n' gusty conditions, he put on a fab aerobatic and handling display in a modestly-powered aircraft.
ImageA-152 Aerobat VH-UNP. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


One of the visiting aircraft and one of my favourites.
ImageS-35 Bonanza VH-MVT. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr
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A lovely report, great images of some really interesting types.
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Very nice George :thumbsup:
Tiger Tiger!

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That Ercoupe sure is pretty. Airtrainer is a looker too.

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...and the last batch from this excellent little show.


Three of these 2/3-scale Mustangs were in the static park with another participating in the flying display.
ImageP-51 Replica VH-JWK. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


A couple of images of the static / parking area.
ImageTyabb 2024 static-1. L to R: Robin, Valiant, Winjeel, Corsair, Avenger. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr


ImageTyabb 2024 static-2. L to R: Proctor, UFO (behind Proctor), Robin, STM, Valiant, Winjeel, Corsair. by George Pergaminelis, on Flickr
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Looks like a great little event George. Well captured and thanks for sharing.

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Great set George 👏👏 - many thanks for posting.

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Nice George -
you should get a medal for attending...

I think the phrase should be only Mad dogs and crazy Aussie Spotters go out when it's 38!

Although Actually I went to Amberley show (2007/2008) for the last 111 gig at home base and that was something similar - we think it's warm at 20C across the pond :)

Also it used to be we had all the warbirds and there was bugger all in Aussie - now the boot is well and truly on the other foot.

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Andyph wrote:
Sun 17 Mar 2024, 7:59 am
Nice George -
you should get a medal for attending...
My wife and adult children think that I should be committed to some sort of custodial institution. Can't say that I have a robust defence against that. :wink: :grinning:

Re: the warbird scene across the ditch in NZ, I'm saddened by the possible sale and loss of quite a few significant NZ warbirds and antique aircraft. The only recent snippet of good news was the local purchase of the F4 Corsair which had been under a legal/financial cloud for some time. Here's hoping that the movement can recover and return to its undisputed top position in this part of the world.
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