Category Warbird

A Real Community Airshow at Tyabb Airfield, Victoria, Australia

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirports Around the WorldFormation FlyingHelicoptersWarbird

On Sunday 8 March, the Peninsula Aero Club at Tyabb Airfield, in Association with Paul Bennet Airshows and Sponsor IOR Aviation, ran their latest airshow with benefits to the community including Funflight, for children with severe health issues, Angel Flight, providing free transport for sick people from remote communities, Tyabb CFA, suicide prevention through Chasing Change and other community-based organizations.

As always, it was a great venue with most areas reached along the single crowd line within minutes. Local pilots support the airshow with donated air time and display aircraft on the ground. Tyabb has always had a nice range of vintage and antique aircraft, and has many unique warbirds, several having been restored here.

The display line was nice and close, making all aircra...

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Aerial Firefighting Part 2: Looking back

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinersAirtankersHelicoptersWarbird

P-2V Neptune at Alamogordo New Mexico

Aerial Firefighting has changed in many ways during the past 90 years or so, since its inception here in the U.S.. In other ways it hasn’t changed very much. Let’s look back a few decades…

Coulson’s Martin Mars unloads during a demo at EAA AirVenture

Delivery of water or other liquids from an aircraft is still the preferred method of fighting a fire from the air, but other aerial applications have arrived within the last half century. The employment of smokejumpers with a limited, but very useful amount of equipment has been a notable accomplishment in fighting fires from the air. Aircraft for reconnaissance and lead planes that help tankers drop with improved precision are now an integral part of an air attack on a major fire.

As far as liquids be...

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The 2019 Quad Cities Airshow

By: Category: Airports Around the WorldBlue AngelsGeneral AviationMilitaryWarbird

The Quad Cities Airshow made its return this year after a two year hiatus and was held on June 28th and 29th at the Davenport Municipal Airport (KDVN).The Davenport Municipal Airport is located seven miles North of Davenport Iowa which is one of the Quad Cities, Bettendorf Iowa, Rock Island Illinois and Moline Illinois make up the other three. Davenport Municipal has a pair of Concrete runways, 15/33 the longest at 5,511 feet and runway 3/21 at 4,001 feet long. Davenport has no commercial airline service, all commercial flights are handled out of the Quad Cities International Airport, approximately sixteen miles to south in Moline Illinois. This is also where the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III and the Blue Angels staged out of...

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