Warbirds Take to the Skies at 2016 WOI Airshow

air show

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

HARS Air Show – 2016 Wings Over Illawarra

air show

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

WW2 – The Bombing of Darwin

bombing of Darwin

The Bombing of Darwin on the 19th February 1942 by the Japanese was the first time the war came to the Australian mainland. The 19th February 2016 marked the 74th anniversary of the day the war came to Australia. While it was commemorated in Darwin, it was disappointing that it was notremembered anywhere in Australia.  As time … Read more

F-35 Program – What Does Success Look Like?

F-35 Program

Are you as confused about the state of the F-35 Program as I am? “I can’t see the forest through the trees”. This is a phrase that comes to mind when reading the myriad of reports, news articles, forums and opinions about the F-35 Program. For me, this is creating information overload and I need … Read more

A Glorious Morning Plane Spotting on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Airport is a great place to go plane spotting. It is an international airport,  a popular domestic airport and conducts the normal commercial business of a typical regional airport. I recently returned from a holiday at Coolangatta. It is only 4km from the Airport and I could not resist spending a glorious … Read more

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