Top 10 Airline Livery Spotted in a Day at Sydney Airport

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Airline livery is one of the reasons we enjoy plane spotting. A busy morning on the eastern banks of Botany Bay close to Runway 16L – the third runway – at Sydney International Airport (YSSY) provided the variety of airline livery to inspire this list.¬†¬†Ranked from least appealing to my favourite livery on the day … Read more

Warbirds Take to the Skies at 2016 WOI Airshow

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Warbirds were showing off at Wings Over Illawarra this year. The fighters below cover 70+ years of history from WWII to the current fight against ISIL. SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE VH-HCT (above), is the last Spitfire delivered to the RAAF in 1945. It is a Mark VIII flown by the RAAF under registration A58-758. Built in 1944 … Read more

Military Trainer Aircraft – 7 of the Best

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The military trainer aircraft allows student pilots to learn their craft in a relatively safe environment before being let loose on the front line fighters and attack aircraft. There have always been trainers behind the scenes, anonymous and unheralded but critical to the success of any air force. “Do you know the current training aircraft … Read more

HARS Air Show – 2016 Wings Over Illawarra

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The 2016 HARS Wings Over Illawarra air show was held on the weekend of 30 April to 1 May 2016 at the Illawarra Regional Airport, also known as Wollongong Airport (YWOL). Only 90 minutes from my home it is the only air show I attend each year. As an Avgeek and amateur photographer I have … Read more

Gold Coast Airport Helicopters Have Surprising History

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The airport Series Concludes with the “Helicopters”. Once again the histories of the helicopters spotted at the gold Coast airport or at least their Registration Numbers do not disappoint, with stories of two accidents and a rescue helicopter to enjoy. Prior to registration VH-TSM being assigned to the R-44 above it belonged to a Beech … Read more

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