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

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

Air Show Cancelled: What Now?

air show rain

The 2015 Wings Over Illawarra (WOI) Air Show has been cancelled! With an incredible amount of rain falling over the last two weeks and still falling this weekend, cancelling the air show was inevitable. I would like to give a quick shout out to the air show organisers who I suspect gave their heart and … Read more

QANTAS Gives a Jumbo Jet to the People


A memorable last flight was a fitting tribute for the retirement of the first QANTAS Boeing 747-400 named the “City of Canberra” QANTAS has donated the 747-400 to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) museum on the grounds of the Illawarra Regional Airport (YWOL). On the 8th March 2015 a QANTAS 747-400, registration VH-OJA flew from Sydney … 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

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