PROGRAM

SUNDAY PROGRAM

SUNDAY 5th MARCH - AIRSHOW 2017

  • Gates open to the public from 8am to 6pm daily
  • Flying displays from 10am to 4:30 pm (approx.) daily
  • Ground displays 8am to 6pm daily
  • Exhibition Pavilion open to the public from 9am – 5pm
  • Historic re-enactment arena displays throughout the day

 

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.

 

SUNDAY 5th March

Flying Display Content Guide (as of Friday, July 28, 2017)

1000 - 1630 (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
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
Transports:
Constellation
DC-3
Convair
Drover
Vintage Propeller Transport
Air travel used to be an adventure and a challenge and these aircraft provided both
RAN Squirrels
Rotary wings formation demo
Adaptable and agile these craft are at home operating from on land or on a heaving deck
SU-31
High G Aerobatics
Jurgis presents his special aerobatic SU-31 aircraft and his special way of flying it.
Hudson
Wirraway
Boomerang
Temora Trio handling demo
Pistons and propellers interweaving their way around the sky
RAAF BAe Hawk 127
RAAF Fast Jet Aerobatics
Neat and nimble, this is the fast jet route to the front line
CT4
Winjeel
Antique Aircraft Formation
Over the years these fragile trainers helped hundreds of new pilots gain the skills needed for operational status
Pitts x 3
Formation aerobatics
SkyAces live upto their name with sparkling aerial displays
Lear 45
Handling demonstration
The Biz Jet shows its paces
ARH Tiger
Heli Gunship
Aerial Cavalry - Agile, armed and dangerous
Pitts S-2S
High rotational Aerobatics
Skip Stewart's gut wrenching gyroscopic twists and turns are his idea of Novelty Flying
B 300 King Air x4
Quadruple twins in formation
Executive transport and utility multi engine trainer in ground breaking formation
Super Decathlon
Competition Aerobatics
Jeremy Miller smooth manoeuvring punctuated by flicks, spins and rolls
General Dynamics F-16C
USAF Fast Jet aerobatics
The Viper shows it has outstanding power and manoeuvrability
Harvards
Southern Knights
Immaculate formation aerobatics from a vintage fourship
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
F-35 Lightning II
Departure
Fighters Farewell - the JSFs take to the sky as they depart
AP-3C
Maritime Patrol
Shortly to retire the P3 has patrolled our seas for years
Wolf Pitts S-2S
Competition Aerobatics Demo
Tiny but mighty - count the rolls and spins in Paul Bennett's award winning display
Spitfire
P51
P40
Meteor
Gunfighter Formation
Sights and sounds highlight these machines are too beautiful to be weapons of war
USAF F-22 Raptor
Fighter manoeuvres
Outstanding manoeuvrability and enormous power gives world beating performance.
Mini Jet
Mini Jet Aerobatics
Bob Carlton jets into the sky and entertains us all with his looping and rolling
"Acro" Glider
Glider aerobatics
Quiet and smooth, swooping and looping - gravity brings Johan Gustaffson home to earth.
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
Pilatus PC9 x 6
Formation Aerobatics
The Roulettes of the Central Flying School show grace, pace and outstanding skill blended together.
Boeing FA-18A Hornet x 4
RAAF Fast Jet Formation
Stunning power and outstanding turning performance from the RAAF Front-Line

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