26 January 2011: Australia Day Air Show – Perth city

Neville Murphy attended the annual air display over the city of Perth and the Swan River to celebrate Australia Day.

For the benefit of the many international visitors to our website, Australia Day is celebrated on the 26th of January each year. Captain James Cook claimed Australia for the British on 22 August 1770, but another 18 years passed until 26 January 1788, when Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet of eleven convict ships from Great Britain and the first governor of New South Wales, arrived at Sydney Cove, beginning the British occupation of the eastern half of Australia. Beginning in the 19th century, 26 January was noted as “First Landing Day” or “Foundation Day”, which later became known as “Australia Day” and is now a national public holiday.

Photos © Neville Murphy (Equipment: Canon EOS 20D with Canon EF100-400 1:4.5-5.6 L IS lens)

AD_5624_1DS Robinson R44 with the Australian flag
AD_5642_2DS Tiger Moth formation:VH-FAS / A17-37
(cn DHA34)VH-DWD / A17-201
(cn DHA202)VH-NOV / A17-757
(cn DHA1088)

VH-CKF / A17-421
(cn DHA596)

AD_5735 VH-FID Beech D.18S
(cn A-458)

“42-755362 / 362” Boeing Boeing E75 Stearman (N2S-5)
(cn 75-5362)

VH-YDF / 591
Boeing B75N1 Stearman (N2S-3)
(cn 75-2599B)

AD_5637 VH-FID Beech D.18S
(cn A-458)
AD-5635 VH-WWA / A
North American AT-6D Texan
(cn 78-7094)

VH-TRF / 72
NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer
(cn 072)

AD _5776_1DS VH-EWA Bell 412EP
(cn 36312)
Fire & Emergency Services Authority
“RAC Rescue”
AD_5801 VH-PPF Dornier 328-100 of AeroRescue Pty Ltd,AeroRescue operates a fleet of five Dornier 328 turboprops with the one aircraft each based at Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane and Melbourne.Modified for Search And Rescue, the aircraft operate under contract to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). When not used for SAR duties, the aircraft are also used for pollution detection and by Customs / Border Protection for maritime surveillance duties, using Customs callsigns.

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