Aviation Bucket List – 10 Great Ideas For Your List

BUCKET LIST

Every AvGeek needs a bucket list of must do or see activities. To help you kick off or add to your bucket list here are 10 great ideas. Let the dreaming begin…… 10 AVIATION BUCKET LIST IDEAS 1/ A Tour of the F-35 My interest in the F-35 started with the announcement by the Australian Government that … 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

The Gloster Meteor – Australia’s Jet Fighter at the Korean War

Gloster Meteor F.8, plane

The Gloster Meteor is a fighter aircraft used extensively by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Korean War. The Meteor was first flown by the RAF in 1944 during World War Two where it was used to attack Germany’s V1 and V2 rockets. In all, close to 4000 Meteors … Read more

Air Show – 2014 Wings Over Illawarra

planes

The Wings Over Illawarra Air Show is an event occurring in May every year at the Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park Rail near Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. The event includes an air show consisting of historic, modern, military aircraft and several aerobatics displays including one from Matt Hall, Australia’s representative in the Red Bull … Read more

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