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Before you view our list of aircraft attending Airshow 2019, 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 at AIRSHOW 2017 was vastly different to that of recent events and received tremendous feedback from the public for the fresh and varied flying displays. For AIRSHOW 2019 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, 26 February to 3 March, 2019.

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 2019.

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 - JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

EA-18G GROWLER

F/A-18A/B HORNET

F/A-18F SUPER HORNET

C-130J HERCULES

C-17A GLOBEMASTER III

C-27J SPARTAN

KA350 KING AIR

KC-30A MRTT

E-7A WEDGETAIL

P-8A POSEIDON

HAWK 127

PC-21

PC-9/A

SOPWITH PUP

RE-8


ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

MH-60R SEAHAWK 'ROMEO'

MRH-90 TAIPAN

BELL 429 GLOBAL RANGER

EC-135T2+

ScanEagle (Static Display)

SCHIEBEL S-100 (Static Display)


AUSTRALIAN ARMY

ARH TIGER

MRH-90

CH-47 CHINOOK

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


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)

JAPAN AIR SELF-DEFENCE FORCE (JASDF)

KAWASAKI C-2 (Flying & Static Display)(Photo by John Varley)

REPUBLIC of SINGAPORE AIR FORCE (RSAF)

CH-47 CHINOOK (Static Display)(Photo by Nigel Pittaway)

PC-21 (Static Display)(Photo by Nigel Pittaway)

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE (RNZAF)

C-130H (NZ) HERCULES (Flying Display)

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, NAVY, ARMY AND MARINE CORPS

F-22A RAPTOR (Flying & Static Display)

C-17A GLOBEMASTER III (Flying Display)

B-52 STRATOFORTRESS (Flying & Static Display)

KC-135R STRATOTANKER (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 2019.