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GraemeK

Lilydale airshow is on again

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Release of the 50th Anniversary Air Show Line-up...

 

Formation of ex-Singapore Airforce S2111 jet trainers

 

A 4-ship "Yak Attack" Formation (lots of noise!)

 

For the first time ever in public, the RAAF showing off two BRAND NEW Pilatus PC21s. These are one of the world's fastest turbo prop aircraft, whistling through at approx 360 knots and making a really satisfying sound!

 

A giant, 1000hp Air attack water bomber which will demonstrate what happens when you drop 3 TONNES of water in one go!

 

One of the world's oldest Douglas DC3s (VH-ABR), only recently flying again after a 9 year rebuild

 

An ex CIA Vietnam War T28D Trojan

 

Just back from China, the AOPA Freedom To Fly Airshow team Yak 55, DH107, Laser and Pitts S1T

 

A top level aerobatic display by Paul Andronicou, in his brand new Extra 330SC

 

The Screaming Diamonds aerobatic team flying souped up Pitts S1s

 

Robinson R42 Cadet Helicopter handling display

 

Tiger Moth formations, Gliders, L5 Stinsons, Silver Shark RVs, the Five Stooges

 

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Praying to the weather gods...looking a tad marginal atm

 

kaz

 

 

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Gunna need your gumboots and brolly by the look of it Graeme. Hasn't stopped raining since late last night, and weather app says it will stay this way all weekend.

 

 

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Yep Peter, I was going to take up Kaz's solution of prayer, but I think if I tried that I might just be struck down by bolts of lightning ...

 

See what happens, tomorrow is briefing day and if all turns out OK I'll have some fun marshalling aircraft on Sunday.

 

 

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Airfield looking great, lots of activity setting up, some incredible acrobatic practice in the Decathlon - should be a great day tomorrow!

 

 

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It;s about 50 years since I first flew there. (1968-69).

 

The "office" was a caravan parked near the southern fence, and the planes were Beech B-19A Sport, the baby 2-seat Musketeer.

 

 

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... incredible acrobatic practice in the Decathlon

 

how could I miss it

 

 

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how could I miss it

 

 

 

Blue sky here this evening in Shepp. Still praying!

 

kaz

 

 

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Not many. The most exciting part was when CASA went to investigate the sausages with the onion on top.

 

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Looking forward to seeing the Auster at LIL!

 

Sorry...we saw the cameras and called the airport but it was well and truly clogged in so we went to Wang instead.

 

hope it ended up ok?

 

kaz

 

 

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Sorry...we saw the cameras and called the airport but it was well and truly clogged in so we went to Wang instead.

 

hope it ended up ok?

 

kaz

 

All good - weather turned out OK.

 

Will post a few pics when I sort them.

 

 

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