Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

Roo

EOS 6D MK II
Sep 12, 2013
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Thanks again Graham and Click!

You read right - only 2 airworthy in the country but there are a few others under restoration to flight status. There are a few more Mustangs flying but most are the Australian manufactured CAC CA-18 type, based on the P-51D model, with the only genuine P-51D posted earlier. And, yes, the Meteor was oneupmanship! :D I'll post a few more tonight.
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
682
287
Netherlands
Excellent shots @Roo ; I like the purposeful elegance of (especially the British) planes of that time - Spitfire, Mosquito/Hornet and Meteor fit that archetype for me :) That said, P51's are also very nice (and in all honesty... look quite a bit more "modern" then their British contemporaries).
Thanks for sharing (y)
W.
 
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Roo

EOS 6D MK II
Sep 12, 2013
898
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Melbourne
Oops... I missed one - there are now 3 airworthy Spitfires here. A MkXVIe (TE392 ZX-Z) was acquired back in February from Texas by the same group that operate the P-51D.
 

Roo

EOS 6D MK II
Sep 12, 2013
898
109
Melbourne
Yak 3U - holder of 9 world speed records and former Reno air racer
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Yak 52s of the Russian Roolettes aerobatics team
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Nanchang CJ6As or the Russian Roolettes display team. The team name is a play on the RAAF's Roulettes aerobatics team
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Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Roo.
Another set of great shots of interesting subjects.

Cheers, Graham.

Yak 3U - holder of 9 world speed records and former Reno air racer


Yak 52s of the Russian Roolettes aerobatics team


Nanchang CJ6As or the Russian Roolettes display team. The team name is a play on the RAAF's Roulettes aerobatics team
 
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Roo

EOS 6D MK II
Sep 12, 2013
898
109
Melbourne
Thanks click and Graham!

PBY-6A Catalina in replica Black Cats scheme. The RAAF only operated the flying boat version rather that the amphibian seen here.
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Qantas also used them during the war to operate the "double sunrise" service (30 hours non stop) between Perth and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to keep communications open with England.
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Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Roo.
Lovely shots of an important contributor to aviation history.
Strange question, but can anyone else see Darth Vader’s helmet on the nose? :oops::)

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks click and Graham!

PBY-6A Catalina in replica Black Cats scheme. The RAAF only operated the flying boat version rather that the amphibian seen here.


Qantas also used them during the war to operate the "double sunrise" service (30 hours non stop) between Perth and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to keep communications open with England.
 
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Erik X

EOS RP
Jul 26, 2013
356
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Wow, impressive pictures! :)

Here is a link to an everyday video.. cockpit view from a beautifully restored DH Mosquito flying in formation with a 2-seated Spitfire and a Vampire!
NZ looks great from that viewpoint, is it the right place to be..? :p
 
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