AIRCRAFT DISPLAY

MILITARY AIRCRAFT

Before you view our list of aircraft attending Airshow 2017, we would invite you to read the following information which outlines the criteria and/or conditions we abide by when seeking civil and military display participants for an event.

We have many queries as to why certain performers are not selected to participate at the Australian International Airshow.

Firstly, we can assure you that all Australian and international acts are considered for each event. When asked why we don’t have a particular performer at the event, one who has perhaps displayed over consecutive shows, the question we have to ask is – should we favour one single performer when there are so many talented performers in Australia.

Over the last few events we have introduced new acts to the flying display programme, performers who have displayed and competed overseas, but have not had the opportunity to display at Australia’s premier air show event, the Australian International Airshow.

The line-up for Airshow 2015 was vastly different to that of recent events and received tremendous feedback from the public for the fresh and varied flying displays. In 2017 we have continued to vary the line-up with the selection of several new performers.

While we would like to select as many performers as possible the reality is that we are constrained by the economic climate, the need to implement variety in the flying display and display time available.

We will continue to select new local and international performers, while at the same time past performers will return to future events.

It is anticipated that the following military aircraft will be at Avalon for the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, 28 February to 5 March, 2017.

This is a preliminary list and subject to variation. It is also by no means complete and will be updated as aircraft are confirmed.

Please note:

  • Aircraft attending are subject to operational requirements and weather.
  • Not all aircraft will participate in the flying displays. Some aircraft will be on static display only.
  • Not all aircraft will be in attendance on all days.
  • The Flying display program will not be available until early February 2017.

The Australian Defence Force is proud to again partner with the Australian International Airshow.
ADF Aircraft expected to participate at the Airshow include:

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

F-35A LIGHTNING II

EA-18G GROWLER

KC-30A MRTT

HAWK 127

KA350 KING AIR

E-7A WEDGETAIL

F/A-18 A/B HORNET

F/A-18F SUPER HORNET

C-17A GLOBEMASTER III

AP-3C ORION

P-8A POSEIDON

C-130J HERCULES

PC-9/A

PC-9/A ROULETTES

C-27J SPARTAN (Static Display)

CT4 (Flying & Static Display)

WINJEEL (Flying & Static Display)

SOPWITH PUP (Flying Display)

RE8 (Flying Display)

SOPWITH SNIPE (Flying Display)


ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

AS350B SQUIRREL

MH-60R SEAHAWK 'ROMEO'

S70B-2 SEAHAWK

MRH-90 TAIPAN

SCAN EAGLE (Static Display)


AUSTRALIAN ARMY

ARH TIGER

MRH-90

SHADOW UAV (Static Display)

There will also be major displays of the ADF’s ground based equipment and capabilities including:

  • Military Working Dogs
  • Air Force Band
  • Explosive Ordnance Display
  • Deployable Communications Display
  • Air Force Engineering Display
  • Mock up of a F-35A (Joint Strike Fighter) (To be confirmed)

All ADF aircraft and displays are subject to operational requirements, weather and aircraft availability and may change.

FOREIGN MILITARY PARTICIPANTS

ARMEE DE L'AIR (French Air Force)

CASA CN-235 (Static Display)(Photo by Nigel Pittaway)

JAPAN AIR SELF DEFENSE FORCE (JASDF)

KC-767 (Static Display - Trade Days Only)

REPUBLIC of SINGAPORE AIR FORCE (RSAF)

F-15SG (Static Display)(Photo by Nigel Pittaway)

KC-135R (Static Display)(Photo by Nigel Pittaway)

C-130 (Static Display)(Photo by Nigel Pittaway)

Royal Air Force (RAF)

A400M ATLAS (Static Display - Trade Days Only)(Photo by Nigel Pittaway)

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

CC-130J HERCULES (Static Display)

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE (RNZAF)

B757-200 (Static Display - Trade Days Only)

C-130H HERCULES (Flying Display)(Photo by Nigel Pittaway)

UNITED STATES Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps

F-22A RAPTOR (Flying & Static Display)

F-16C VIPER (Flying Display)

KC-135R STRATOTANKER (Static Display)

C-17 GLOBEMASTER III (Static Display)

B-1B (Static Display)

P-8A POSEIDON (Static Display)

Please note:

  • Aircraft attending are subject to operational requirements and weather.
  • Not all aircraft will participate in the flying displays. Some aircraft will be on static display only.
  • Not all aircraft will be in attendance on all days.
  • The Flying display program will not be available until early February 2017.

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