Australia Day Skyworks air display – 26 January 2014

A27-15 (MSN DT15) & A27-16 (MSN DT-16) BAE Systems Hawk 127 of 79 Squadron, RAAF at the Australia Day Air Show, Over Swan River, Perth - Sat 26 January 2013. Photo © Matt Hayes
A27-15 (MSN DT15) & A27-16 (MSN DT-16) BAE Systems Hawk 127 of 79 Squadron, RAAF at the Australia Day Air Show, Over Swan River, Perth –
Sat 26 January 2013.
Photo © Matt Hayes

The City of Perth has released the details of the 2014 Australia Day air display over the Swan River in Perth (additional information by AviationWA in brackets):

  • 15:30 B18 RADIAL THUNDER Beach 18 “bomber” with smoke and radial escort (Either VH-FID or VH-ATX)
  • 15:45 FLAGS-A-FLUTTER Helicopter with Channel 7 flag 
  • 16:00 OLDTIMER FLY BY Large gathering of vintage aircraft (formation of Tiger Moths, Stearmans, etc)
  • 16:15 BALLET IN BLUE Aerobatic aeroplane and chopper with smoke (believed to be Fournier RF-4 VH-HDO and a Robinson R22)
  • 16:30 FLAGS-A-FLUTTER Helicopter with MIX 94.5 flag 
  • 16:45 FIRE BOMBERS Fixed wing aircraft water drop onto Perth Water – Dunn Aviation (Air Tractor AT-802)
  • 17:00 SEAPLANE LANDING Seaplane landing and take off (likely to be Cessna 208 Caravan VH-OPH)
  • 17:10 RACWA FORMATION Formation flying display (Cessna 152s & DH Chipmunks)
  • 17:20 AUSSIE SALUTE Helicopter with LARGE Aussie flag 
  • 17:30 DAVID & GOLIATH Victa & Texan formation aerobatics (Victa Airtourer VH-MRI and North American AT-6D Texan VH-WWA)
  • 17:45 CHUTING STARS Skydiving display onto Langley Park with WA Skydiving Acacdemy’s display team (Cessna 182 VH-EJW or VH-EUR , or GA-8 Airvan VH-XHV, or Piper Navajo VH-WDR)
  • 18:00 SMOKY CHOPPER & FLAGS-A-FLUTTER Special effects chopper / helicopter with Channel 7 flag (‘Smoky chopper’ is a Robinson R22)
  • 18:10 RAAF FLY-BY & AEROBATICS RAAF planes in formation with solo aerobatics (BAE Systems Hawk 127 of 79 Squadron)
  • 18:20 RAC HELO & ROTORVATION RAC rescue helicopter and Helicopter fly by (Bell 412EP VH-EWA “RAC Rescue” & Robinson R44 of Rotorvation)
  • 18:30 JET AIRCAFT FLY-BY Large & fast aircraft handling display including Virgin Australia Fokker 100
  • 18:40 AMSA & FLAGS-A-FLUTTER AMSA Dornier fly-by / helicopter with MIX 94.5 flag (Dornier 328-100 VH-PPF, plus helicopter – probably Robinson R44)
  • 18:50 T 6 STUNTS Texan aircraft aerobatics (North American AT-6D Texan VH-WWA)
  • 19:00 SKYWRITING & WINGSUITS Skywriting PERTH / Wingsuit skydivers
  • 19:10 DOG FIGHT Biplane dog fight and vintage aircraft with smoke
  • 19:20 AWESOME EXTRA Air race aircraft aerobatics (Extra 300L VH-TWA)
  • 19:30 AUSSIE SALUTE Helicopter with LARGE Aussie flag 
  • 19:40 LIGHT FORMATION Formation of lights show by a variety of aircraft
  • 19:50 NIGHT STAR Special light display from above

See photos of aircraft from the 2013 Australia Day air display, under 26 January 2013.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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