Wings Over Illawarra Air Show – Coming April 31/May 1, 2016

Jeff Trappett's magnicent CAC-built Mustang will be at
Jeff Trappett's magnicent CAC-built Mustang will be at
Jeff Trappett’s magnicent CAC-built Mustang will be at the show. (photo by Phil Buckley)

The Wings Over Illawarra Air Show is set to take place over the weekend of April 31st and May 1st. The show has been growing consistently each year, and will take place at Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park, which is about 60 miles south of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. There will be a large contingent of warbirds, as well as civil and current military aircraft too. As usual, there will be a large selection of market stalls and community group displays too.

HARS magnificent Constellation will be at the show. (photo by Phil Buckley)
HARS magnificent Constellation will be at the show. (photo by Phil Buckley)
One of the HARS DHC-4 Caribous. (photo by Phil Buckley)
One of the HARS DHC-4 Caribous. (photo by Phil Buckley)
HARS 'Black Cat' Catalina. (photo by Phil Buckley)
HARS ‘Black Cat’ Catalina. (photo by Phil Buckley)

Among the warbirds on show, will be a significant collection from the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society, better known as HARS. Some of those selected to appear will include the museum’s Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina, Lockheed Constellation, Douglas C-47 Dakotas, Lockheed SP-2H Neptunes, General Dynamics F-111, deHavilland Canada DHC-4 Caribous.

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Jeff Trappet’s CAC-built Sabre will be attending. (photo by Phil Buckley)
Another shot of the beautiful CAC-built Sabre. (photo by Phil Buckley)
Another shot of the beautiful CAC-built Sabre. (photo by Phil Buckley)

The show will also feature the first public flying display of the FW-190A8/N in Australia along with an ultra-rare P-40F Kittyhawk from Judy Pay’s collection, North American Sabres, a pair of  Mustangs (one from Caboolture and one from Jeff Trappett), a PT-17 Stearman. The Temora Aviation Museum will be sending one of their Supermarine Spitfires, a CAC Boomerang, Yakovlev Yak-3U, alongside Paul Bennet Aviation’s T-28 Trojan, CAC Wirraway and TBM Avenger and much much more…..

The Temora Aviation Museum's rare, airworthy CAC Boomerang. (photo by Phil Buckley)
The Temora Aviation Museum’s rare, airworthy CAC Boomerang. (photo by Phil Buckley)
The Avenger will be coming to the show. (photo by Phil Buckley)
The Avenger will be coming to the show. (photo by Phil Buckley)

More aircraft are expected to join the show, but for a look at the flying program as it stands right now, please click HERE.

Last minute details can be found on the air show’s Facebook page HERE. WarbirdsNews wishes to thank our regular Antipodean correspondent Phil Buckley for his lovely images from previous shows at Illawarra, and expects to have an air show review following the show as well!

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