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Archive of posts filed under the Air Shows category.

Boeing 787-9

I received a few emails this morning about the Boeing 787-9 and it’s presumed aerobatic abilities. Some people even questioned that the video they saw was real. Apparently, it was. Here’s the original link I was sent: Time video And here’s another video from the Sydney Morning Herald: SMH Video Looks fairly convincing to me. […]

In Case You’re Sometimes Tempted….

Here’s a photo and text emailed to me recently. Don’t try this at home, kiddies! Sometimes the regulatory authorities seem to over-do the restrictions on pilots at Airshows, Races and Displays. There are some sound reasons they do this. A review of the fatal crashes at such events in the last ten years is sobering. […]

Watts Bridge All-in Fly-in, 2014

As in past years, May means the All-in Fly-in at Watts Bridge, NW of Brisbane. So it was, on the last day of May, that this year’s All-in Fly-in was held. The weather was fairly benign, although sadly, low cloud kept a few potential visitors away. The cloud was down to the mountain-tops immediately east […]

LAA Sywell 2013, Day 2

Day 2 of the LAA fly-in at Sywell, Northamptonshire. Lots more pics: Yet more pics…..     

LAA Rally, Sywell, 2013

In August every year, the UK’s Light Aircraft Association (LAA) holds a fly-in; this year it’s being held in Sywell, Northamptonshire. Here’s a few piccies of of the first days’ happenings. Both Sandra & I felt that it wasn’t as busy as it has been in years past, but it was nice to look at […]


For those who didn’t make it to Narromine last weekend, here are Mark Gamer’s impressions. Great video Mark, pity about the music. Maybe I’m getting old.     

Lancaster – Spitfire Formation

Here’s a view you don’t get very often… a pilot’s eye view from the Lancaster in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee flypast. Some really great footage! Thanks to Dave Tonks for the video     

New Rotax 912iS

BRP-Powertrain GMBH – the Rotax people, have launched a new model in the Rotax 912 range of lightweight four-stroke power-plants. The 912iS features fuel injection and a digital engine control unit (ECU) and is claimed to posess 38% to 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable competitive engines in the light sport, ultra-light aircraft and the […]

Not Exactly an Ultralight but …

I just know you’ll forgive my enthusiasm for sending you this non-ultralight video. This is guaranteed to get the pulse of any aviator going. The lovely SWMBO (aka Sandra), recalls seeing one of these in a display on England’s south coast in the late 50’s. On that occasion, the aircraft did a complete roll, unlike […]