PROGRAM

FRIDAY PROGRAM

FRIDAY 3rd MARCH AFTERNOON PROGRAM AND FRIDAY NIGHT ALIGHT - AIRSHOW 2017

Friday 3rd March from 2pm

  • Gates open to the public from 2pm
  • Public Flying displays from 2pm – 9:15pm (approx.)
  • Friday Night Alight spectacular
  • Ground exhibits from 2pm
  • Exhibition Pavilion open to the public from 2pm – 5pm
  • Gold Pass holders can enter the Airshow site from 9am.
  • Gold Pass holders aged over 16 years can enter the exhibition pavilion from 9am. Those aged 16 and under can access the exhibition pavilion from 2pm

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.

 

FRIDAY 3rd March

Flying Display Content Guide (as of Friday, July 21, 2017)

1400 - 2115 (approx.)
Airvan GA-8
Parachute Drop with Flags
Rodney Benson opens the Show at Avalon flying the National Flag, the RAAF Ensign and the State Flag
Hornet
Snipe
Show Opener
New and old together introduce AIRSHOW 2017
RAAF F-18F Super Hornet
High energy jet aerobatics
The Hornet demonstrates the high G, mind-blowing, manoeuvres of the modern fighter
Snipe
Sopwith Pup
Tiger Moth
Heritage Formation
Biplanes from the early years show their paces
CT4
Winjeel
Antique Aircraft Formation
These fragile trainers helped hundreds of new pilots gain the skills needed for operational status
C-130 Hercules
Tactical Handling Demo by the RNZAF C-130
Big but manoeuvrable this freighter flies like a fighter
Hornets
P8-Poseidon
E-7 Wedgetail
ARH Tiger
MRH90
KC 30 tanker
AP-3C
C-130J
C-27J
C-17A
Hawk
MH60R
Defence operations

Jericho Trail
Reconnaissance, suppression, attack and rescue - a demonstration of mixed capabilities and skills by a joint task force
USAF F-22 Raptor
Fighter manoeuvres
Outstanding manoeuvrability and enormous power gives world beating performance.
Pilatus PC9 x 6
Formation Aerobatics
The Roulettes of the Central Flying School show grace, pace and outstanding skill blended together.
Pitts S-2S
High rotational Aerobatics
Skip Stewart's gut wrenching gyroscopic twists and turns are his idea of Novelty Flying
RAN Squirrels
Rotary wings formation demo
Adaptable and agile these craft are at home operating from on land or on a heaving deck
Spitfire
P51
P40
Meteor
Gunfighter Formation
Sights and sounds of past years highlight these machines were too beautiful to be weapons of war
Skyaces Pitts x 3
General Dynamics F-16C
USAF Fast Jet Aerobatics
The Viper shows its power and manoeuvrability
Lear 45
Handling Demonstration
The Biz Jet shows its paces
RAAF BAe Hawk 127
RAAF Fast Jet Aerobatics
Neat and nimble, the Hawk is the fast route to the fast jet front line
Pitts S-2S & SU-31
ORIS 'TIN STIX OF DYNAMITE'
A pair of expert Aerobats
Skip and Jurgis present dare-devil passes and exciting aerobatics with bangs and flashes from Angelo
EC-130Q
RJ 85
Fire Suppression
The Team who save the day
Harvards
Southern Knights
Immaculate formation aerobatics from a vintage fourship
Lockheed Constellation
Handling demo
Historic aerial luxury passenger travel by day and night.
Airvan/Paras
Night Parachutes with Flares
Floating down from the skies the intrepid birdmen join us here below
"Acro" Glider
Night Glider
Quiet and smooth, swooping and looping - gravity brings Johan Gustaffson home to earth.
Sub-Sonex Microjet
Mini-jet with Fireworks
Bob Carlton's tiny jet powers his way through the night sky
C 130J
RAAF Flare Drop
A delivery from the darkness the tactical transport shows his protective screen
FIREWORKS
A Wall of Fire and an explosion of colour and light

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