Avalon 2019

PHOTO FEATURE | 34 IMAGES


The Australian International Airshow 2019 or better known as Avalon Airshow is in it’s fourteenth instalment this year. Held at Avalon Airport southwest of the city of Melbourne.

It is the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Opening on a Tuesday in the week for trade visitors and ending with three days of action-packed public flying displays complemented by an amazing array of static aircraft to view up close.

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was out on full force displaying a whole fleet of assets from Helicopters, Transport aircraft and Fighters to the latest aquisition, the F-35A Joint Strik Fighter. On the civilian part of the flying display, many warbirds private organisations were represented. Making it’s debut for this event is the Russian Roolettes aerobatic team flying the Russian Tak-52 and Chinese Nanchung Cj6 aircrafts.

Here are some of the highlights of the aerial display.

Parachute Display with RAAF Ensign Flag01. Parachute Display with RAAF Ensign Flag

 

RAAF C-130J Hercules02. RAAF C-130J Hercules

RAAF P8A Poseidon03. RAAF P8A Poseidon

SIAI-Marchetti S.21104. Jetworks Display Team SIAI-Marchetti S.211. The aircraft were previously operated by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and flown out of RAAF Pearce, WA in the training role before being replaced by the Pilatus PC21.

SIAI-Marchetti S.21105. Jetworks Display Team SIAI-Marchetti S.211. The aircraft were previously operated by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and flown out of RAAF Pearce, WA in the training role before being replaced by the Pilatus PC21.

RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter06. RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter07. RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter08. RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

JASDF Kawasaki C-209. JASDF Kawasaki C-2

USAF F-22A Raptor10. USAF F-22A Raptor

RAAF F-35A Joint Strik Fighter and 2 F/A-18 Hornets11. RAAF F-35A Joint Strik Fighter and 2 F/A-18 Hornets

RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter12. RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

RAAF F-18B Hornet13. RAAF F-18B Hornet

RAAF F-18B Hornet14. RAAF F-18B Hornet

SkyAces Display15. The SkyAces are Australia’s only high performance civilian aerobatic team consisting of four biplanes piloted by of Australia’s finest aerobatic pilots

Cessna A-37B Dragonfly16. The Cessna A-37B Dragonfly is a development of an aircraft originally designed, in 1952 (the T37 Tweet) as a trainer for the US Air Force. The A-37B in its current configuration is designed as a ground attack aircraft and was developed to meet the COIN (counter insurgency) role.

RAAF KC-30A MRTT refuelling 2 F/A-18 Hornets17. RAAF KC-30A MRTT refuelling 2 F/A-18 Hornets

RAAF CH-47 Chinoook18. RAAF CH-47 Chinoook

MH-60R Seahawk19. MH-60R Seahawk

Air Bandits display team20. Air Bandits display team with pilots from Lithuania and Romania.

Russian Roolettes21. Russian Roolettes making it’s debut appearance for the Avalon Airshow.

Russian Roolettes22. Russian Roolettes Yak-52

Russian Roolettes23. Russian Roolettes Nanchung Cj6

RAAF F/A-18B Hornet24. RAAF F/A-18B Hornet

RAAF F/A-18 Hornets25. Formation of 4 RAAF F/A-18 Hornets

Formation of 4 RAAF F/A-18 Hornets26. Formation of 4 RAAF F/A-18 Hornets

USAF B-52 Stratofortress27. USAF B-52 Stratofortress

RAAF C-17A Globemaster III28. RAAF C-17A Globemaster III

Parachute fireworks29. Parachute fireworks

RAAF C-130J Hercules Flares display30. RAAF C-130J Hercules Flares display

RAAF C-130J Hercules Flares display31. RAAF C-130J Hercules Flares display

Flare Display by RAAF F/A-18 Hornet32. Flare Display by RAAF F/A-18 Hornet

RAAF F/A-18 Hornet33. Finale Fireworks with RAAF F/A-18 Hornet

Finale Fireworks with RAAF F/A-18 Hornet34. Finale Fireworks with RAAF F/A-18 Hornet

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