Australia Day Air Show 2016

VH-KAN North American T-28B Trojan taking off the take part in the Australia Day 2016 Air Show.
VH-KAN North American T-28B Trojan taking off the take part in the Australia Day 2016 Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson

23 January 2016 © David Eyre

The annual City of Perth Australia Day Air Show 2016 was held over the Swan River in Perth on Tuesday 26 January 2016.

AAWA Vice President Keith Anderson was aboard Beech 18 VH-FID as an operational lookout – his photos and article can be viewed under AIRCRAFT PHOTOS in the menu.

AAWA President David Eyre was aboard Tiger Moth VH-BTP/A17-744 (these photos will be uploaded soon).

The display schedule and participating aircraft are listed below, where known.

TIME EVENT DETAIL
15:35 Oldtimer Fly By Vintage aircraft display (9 aircraft planned)

VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman US Army Air Corps markings Werner Buhlmann
VH-YND / “42–755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman US Navy markings Carl Ende
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) US Army Air Corps markings Rod Edwards
VH-KIL / “14” CASA 1-131E Jungmann Painted to represent a Kokusai Ki-86 in Imperial Japanese Army Air Service Bert Filippi
VH-LJN Cessna 170 Gail Neylan
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 Warren Reynolds
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer Franc Smit
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C Archie Dudgeon
VH-FID Beech D18S Expeditor “Dinky Di” – RAAF markings Stuart Adamson
15:45 Seven Above Helicopter towing Channel 7 flag
16:00 Beautiful Biplanes Biggest gathering of biplane aircraft in WA

VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth RAAF markings Trevor Jones
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth RAAF markings Clark Rees
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth RAAF markings Barry Markham
VH-BAR / A17-666 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth RAAF markings Kevin Bailey
VH-KIL / “14” CASA 1-131E Jungmann Painted to represent a Kokusai Ki-86 in Imperial Japanese Army Air Service Bert Filippi
VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth Phil Smith
VH-AMW / A17-208 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth RAAF markings Chris Shine
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman US Army Air Corps markings Werner Buhlmann
VH-YND / “42–755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman US Navy markings Carl Ende
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) US Army Air Corps markings Rod Edwards
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C Archie Dudgeon
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer Franc Smit
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II Adam Gibbs
VH-VLF Steen Skybolt Roberto Franco
VH-ZUZ Culp Special Peter Cash
16:15 Flying Circuit Fixed wing aircraft and helicopter with smoke:

VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 Sue Clark
VH-JHM Robinson R22 Adrian Thomas
16:30 Mix On High Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel helicopter towing MIX 94.5 flag
16:45 Speed & Stealth Large and fast aircraft handling display:

VH-??? Fokker 100 Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, callsign “Virgin 9999” Greg Meechan
17:00 RACWA Formation Formation flying display with a variety of high wing aircraft: Cessna A152 Aerobats and Cessna 172s of Royal Aero Club of Western Australia

VH-FWM Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Trevor Jones
VH-UWC Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Jake Sanders
VH-BFT Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia James Roberts
VH-RWY Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Marco Surace
VH-RWJ Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Martin Granville
VH-RWQ Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Michael Chlopek
VH-IBP Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Michael Stenson
VH-RCF Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Michael Thomas
VH-TNO Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Mike Watts
VH-JBX Cessna A152 Aerobat Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Mitchell Wells
VH-EWC Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Robert Van Hamersveld
VH-EEN Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Andrew Eldridge
VH-EEP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Brad Gilchrist
VH-ZDR Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Adam Gibbs
VH-BOF Cessna 172P Skyhawk II Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Mick Harcourt
VH-CAR Cessna 172R Skyhawk Royal Aero Club of Western Australia David Rockich
VH-TQO Americam Champion 8KCAB Decathlon Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Gary Evans
17:15 Australia Day Salute Helicopter towing large Aussie flag
17:30 David & Goliath Formation Aerobatics in Harmony:

VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 Sue Clark
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II Adrian Thomas
17:45 Colourful Canopies Skydiving display over Langley Park with Perth Skydiving Display Team

VH-CYY Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B Air Australia International Megan Gray
18:00 Smoky Chopper / Seven Above Special effects chopper / helicopter towing Channel 7 flag

VH-JHM Robinson R22 Beta II Werner Buhlmann
VH-RLO Robinson R22 Beta II
Newton Pellatt
18:10 Perth Air Race High performance aircraft match up

VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan US Navy markings Stephen Robinson
VH-MAN / 232003 / 85 Nanchang CJ-6A Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) markings Chris Robinson
VH-WWA / 106 / A North American AT-6D Texan US Navy markings Adrian Thomas
VH-FUC Pitts S-1D Painted in Italian Schneider Trophy race livery of the 1920s Carl Ende
VH-FID Beech D18S Expeditor “Dinky Di” – RAAF markings Stuart Adamson
18:20 Aerorescue / RFDS VH-PPG Dornier 328 of Aerorescue and Pilatus PC-12s of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

VH-PPF Dornier 328-100 Aerorescue Andrew Jackson & Matt Day
VH-??? Pilatus PC-12-47E
Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) Michael Blues
VH-??? Pilatus PC-12-47E Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) Matt Granger
18:30 RAAF Hawk Jets Flying in formation with solo aerobatics: BAE Systems Hawk 127 of 79 Squadron, RAAF

A27-10 BAE Systems Hawk 127 RAAF, 79 Squadron, RAAF Pearce – callsign RAPTOR 1
A27-16 BAE Systems Hawk 127 RAAF, 79 Squadron, RAAF Pearce – callsign RAPTOR 2
A27-30 BAE Systems Hawk 127 RAAF, 79 Squadron, RAAF Pearce – callsign RAPTOR 3
18:40 Rotorvation / Mix On High Rotor display, including one helicopter towing MIX 94.5 flag

VH-JHM Robinson R22 Beta II Adrian Thomas Werner Buhlmann
VH-RLO Robinson R22 Beta II
Rotorvation Helicopters Newton Pellatt
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II Rotorvation Helicopters Sean Marais
VH-RTQ Robinson R44 Raven I
Rotorvation Helicopters Troy Shier
VH-IDW Robinson R44 Raven II Robi44 Investments Pty Ltd James Gralton
VH-NFL Robinson R44 II
DSL Contracting Pty Ltd Graydn Doak
VH-EDP Eurocopter EC120B Roesner Pty Ltd Nick Stielow
18:50 T6 Stunts
VH-WWA / 106 / A North American AT-6D Texan US Navy markings Adrian Thomas
18:55 Mile High Message Skywriting PERTH @ 10,000 feet above

VH-FUC Pitts S-1D Painted in Italian Schneider Trophy race livery of the 1920s Carl Ende
19:00 DFES Aerial Fleet Firefighting water drop demonstration (subject to change):

VH-DUA / BOMBER 608 Air Tractor AT-802 Dunn Aviation Phil Dunn
VH-DUN / BOMBER 604 Air Tractor AT-802A Dunn Aviation Neville Dunn
VH-EOG / BOMBER 602 Air Tractor AT-802 Dunn Aviation Nicolas Long
VH-NID / BOMBER 612 Air Tractor AT-802AF Dunn Aviation Scott Powell
N154AC / HELITACK 739 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane “Georgia Peach” Erickson Air Crane, USA Benjamin Lessard & Ross McGuigan
VH-SMI / HELITACK 418 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter McDermott Aviation Jason White
C-FXNI / HELITACK 677 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter McDermott Aviation Clifford White
N49732 / HELITACK 672 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter McDermott Aviation Kevin McCormick
N234PH / HELITACK 673 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter McDermott Aviation Michael Lacy
P2-MBH / HELITACK 671 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter McDermott Aviation Ronald Batty
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter McDermott Aviation Taniie McCromick
N217PJ / HELITACK 415 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter McDermott Aviation Wade Young
P2-MSA / HELITACK 676 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter McDermott Aviation John Rocks
VH-XRQ/FIREBIRD 625 Eurocopter Canada (MBB) Bo-105LS A-3 Heliwest Elaine Cadzow
19:10 Spiraling Angles Aircraft trailing smoke

VH-JHM Robinson R22 Beta II Adrian Thomas Werner Buhlmann
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth Royal Aero Club of Western Australia “Shirley Adkins” Mick Harcourt
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) US Army Air Corps markings Rod Edwards
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 Sue Clark
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II Adam Gibbs
VH-WWA North American AT-6D Texan US Navy markings Adrian Thomas
19:20 Aerobatic Stunts Tumble & Turn & Twist

VH-WFX Extra EA 300L Bill Waterton Bill Waterton
19:30 Australia Day Salute Helicopter towing large Aussie flag
19:40 Night Lights High performance piston aircraft formation fly past

VH-PNT Partenavia P.68B Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Trevor Jones
VH-IXE Partenavia P.68B Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Marco Surace
VH-WZG Partenavia P.68B Ross Campbell Andrew Eldridge
VH-JXC Mooney M20J 205 Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Brad Gilchrist
VH-AKF Mooney M20J 201 Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Mitchell Wells
VH-DJU Mooney M20J 201 James Sturrock Jake Saunders
19:50 Lighting the Way Emergency rescue helicopter: VH-EWA Bell 412EP “RAC Rescue”

Police Helicopter with lights: VH-WPX / POLAIR 62  Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin 2

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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